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Ballina Chronicle; Oct 9, 1850

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, October 9, 1850 MISCELLANEOUS - The Leicester Journal says that in some parts of that town soft water is selling
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      Ballina, Co. Mayo
      Wednesday, October 9, 1850

      - The Leicester Journal says that in some parts of that town soft water is
      selling at threepence a bucket.
      - On Sunday, 22nd inst., during divine service at Templenoe church, within
      five miles of Kenmare, and shortly after Rev. Mr. Rogers has ascended the
      pulpit, a most furious and unprovoked attack was made on the church, the
      rattling of stones being heard on the roof, and the most savage yells
      rendering the air without.
      - Andrew Murphy, a pauper, was killed at Manchester this week, by a blow on
      the head from Edward Moran, Relieving officer, who is committed for
      - Dr. John Gray, of the Freeman Journal and his brother, Mr. W. Wilson Gray,
      of the Middle Temple, have withdrawn their names from the Tenant League for
      reasons which show their sense. Mr. Wilson Gray objects to a new
      organization adopted on the 18th of September, by which the Council
      institutes, or recommends and indefinite number of social societies, which,
      being advised by counsel learned in the law, he, Mr. Gray, considers to
      contain the germs of "possible danger."
      - No family in the county of Down has been enobled in the last 60 years,
      except one, in 1800, namely Lord Dufferin and Claneboy.
      - A new great seal for Ireland of gutta percha has just been constructed.
      - Major Blackall, M.P. for Longford, is reported as the Colonial Secretary
      at Ceylon, in place of Sir W. Emerson Tennent.
      - The following judicial officers in Ireland are Roman Catholics:- Chief
      Baron Pigot, Chief Justice Monahan, Judge Ball, Insolvent Commissioner
      Baldwin, Sergeants Howley and O'Brien, and Solicitor General Hughes.
      Attorney General Hatchell is not a Roman Catholic, as erroneously supposed
      by the English press.
      - Miss Hayes is to give a charity concert on her arrival in Dublin this
      month, and another in Limerick for the poor of her native city.
      - Thursday night a fellow broke the shop window of Mr. John Dwyer, Castle
      street, Nenagh, and pulled out two pistols with which he made off.
      - Pablo Fanque's troop has moved from Galway to Ballinasloe for the fair.
      His receipts in Galway exceeded 100l. every night for a fortnight.
      - A portion of the dress of Miss Evans, only daughter of Mrs. Evans,
      Henry-street, the young lady who had been missing from Kilkee the last
      fortnight, was washed in by the sea on Sunday evening and picked up by a
      fisherman. The corset and visite bore the name of the unfortunate lady. Her
      body has not yet been found.
      - At an adjourned meeting of the Faculty of the county Clare, at Ennis, on
      Monday, Dr. George O'Brien in the chair, votes of censure were moved on Drs.
      Healy, Cullinan and Heir.
      - Henry Blacquire Lahiff, Esq., eldest son of Thomas Lahiff, Esq., of
      Cloone, perished on Thursday last, at Spiddal, Galway, while bathing with
      the Rev. James M'Cready and his brothers. Mr. Lahiff, a most adventurous and
      expert swimmer, was struck by a heavy sea, which carried him a considerable
      distance from the shore, but assistance was out of the question. After some
      hours the body was found.

      On Thursday, October 2, at Gravsden, by the Rev. William Briscoe, A.M. Vicar
      of Coombe Bisset, Wilta, George Spence Fenton, Esq. of Killanduff, County of
      Sligo, to Harriette Frederica, only daughter of the Rev. Frederic Morris,
      A.M., Rector of Gravsden, Cambridgeshire.

      At New York on the 5th ultimo, of typhus fever, aged 20 years, Charles,
      youngest son of Captain John Atkinson, of this town. The deceased was a
      young gentleman of much promise, and his early death is deeply lamented not
      only by his family and friends, but by all who had the privilege of his

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
    • Cathy Joynt Labath
      BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Co. Mayo Wednesday, October 9, 1850 REFORMATION IN DUBLIN On Sunday the Rev. Richard Swayne, late a priest of the Church of Rome and
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        Ballina, Co. Mayo
        Wednesday, October 9, 1850

        On Sunday the Rev. Richard Swayne, late a priest of the Church of Rome
        and member of the Order of Carmelites, with two other respectable persons,
        renounced and abjured the errors of popery under the spiritual direction of
        the Rev. Thomas Scott, and subsequently received holy communion in St.
        Thomas's Church.
        Mr. Swayne is the author of the letter recently addressed to the Most
        Rev. Paul Cullen, titular primate of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland,
        entitled "Rome tried by herself and Found Guilty." He is on probation with
        the Reformed Romanist Priests' Protection Society. -- Evening Herald.

        Charles Kean, the tragedian, was born at Waterford on the 18th of
        January, 1811. His mother, Mary Chambers, was also a native of Waterford,
        descended from the respectable family of Cuffe, long settled in that
        county. - Charles Kean entered Eton as an "Oppidan," his father fixed his
        allowance for board and education at 300l. per annum. He remained at Eton
        three years. Edmund Kean might have maintained his family in all the
        elegancies of life, and left behind him 50,000l. if habits of irregularity
        and reckless extravagance had not gradually settled upon him. Charles Kean
        fortunately had contracted no private debts - a rare occurence in an
        Etonian. He made his way to London, and hastened immediately to his mother's
        lodgings. He found her in sickness, in sorrow, and in poverty. The young man
        first made his appearance on any stage in Drury-lane theatre on the 1st
        October, 1827, in Young Norval. The father and son acted together for the
        first and only time in London, on the 26th March, 1833. The play was
        Othello. The Moor, as usual, by Edmund Kean, Iago by Charles Kean and
        Desdemona by Miss Ellen Tree. After the first scene, Kean observed, 'Charles
        is getting on very well to-night-he's acting very well; I suppose that's
        because he's acting with me.' He was very feeble but by the help of brandy
        and water he went on stoutly till the commencement of the third act. He held
        up until the celebrated 'Farewell,' which he uttered with all his former
        pathos; but on concluding it, after making one or two steps towards his son,
        and attempting his speech, 'Villain!, be sure,' his head sank on his son's
        shoulder and the tragedian's acting was at an end. His son, assisted by
        other persons, carried him to his dressing room, and laid him on the sofa.
        He was removed to Richmond, where he died on the 15th of May, and was buried
        in the churchyard at Richmond, where his son erected a tablet to his memory.
        A sliver claret jug valued at 100l. was presented to him in London by a
        deputation of gentlemen from Waterford, inscribed as follows: - "Presented
        to Charles Kean, Esq., as a token of esteem for his private character and
        admiration of his talents, by a few friends, in his native city of
        Waterford, June 28th, 1838." On the 30th of March, 1838, he received the
        high compliment of a public dinner in the saloon of Drury-lane theatre, on
        which occasion, he was also presented with a magnificent silver vase, value
        200l. "by the admirers of his distinguished talents." On the 29th of
        January, 1842, occurred the most auspicious event in his life - he was
        married in the Church of St. Thomas in Dublin, to Miss Ellen Tree. By this
        Charles Kean obtained a large addition to his worldly means, and an
        invaluable co-operator in his theatrical career. This marriage took place on
        the last day of their Dublin engagement and on that same evening, by an odd
        coincidence, they performed together in The Honeymoon. On the 30th of March,
        1849, the widow of Edmund Kean died at Keydell, in Hampshire, the county
        residence of her son and where she had found a happy retreat during the
        closing years of her chequered existence.

        Cathy Joynt Labath
        Ireland Old News
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