!! Ballina Chronicle; Aug 8, 1849 "Misc News"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, August 8, 1849
BESSY BELL- A ROMANTIC REPORTER- At the Roscrea sessions, a young, interesting
girl of a most prepossessing, oriental cast of countenance, dark eyes, deep
fringed eyelashes, raven tresses, enveloped in a large fawn-colored head dress,
which gave beautiful shading to the general contour of her countenance, was
caught in the act of secreting a piece of tobacco under her cloak, form the shop
of Mr. George Faucett. She owned the rude impeachment, and poor Bessy was sent
for trial to the ensuing assizes of Nenagh, lamenting, and lamented by all in
EMIGRATION FROM PLYMOUTH. On Wednesday last the William and Mary sailed for
Sydney with 162 female Irish orphans, accompanied by the proper matrons. - The
Navarino, 650 tons, the Nelson, 603 tons, the Success, 621 tons, and the
Himalaya, 447 tons, have arrived during the week to embark emigrants at this
port. They are chartered by the Colonial Emigration Commissioners.
DR. LANGLEY- The grand jury of Tipperary have found a bill for the murder
of his wife against Dr. Langley. Pound, the man-servant, one of the principal
witnesses for the prosecution, has, we are informed, absconded.
Patrick Cormack was found guilty of the murder of Miss Prendergast, at
Portumna, county Galway. The prisoner confessed his guilt. He was sentenced to
be hanged on the 28th of August.
BLACK BARLEY- Mr. Olphreds favoured us yesterday with a sample of this
curious barley, which was reaped on the 1st inst. The specimen is excellent, the
grain heavy and rich, and as Mr. Olphreds assures us it is but an average
specimen, it would be well worth the attention of farmers.- This gentleman has
an Irish rood of it, which he sowed in January, at the rate of about eight stone
to the acre. The yield has not been very abundant, owing he thinks to the
poverty of the soil. He is of opinion that the black barley is well adapted to
this climate, as it stands both the winter frosts and the spring rains
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News