!! Connaught Journal; May 3, 1824 "Dublin Items"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, May 3, 1824
DUBLIN- SATURDAY, MAY 1.
ELECTION OF A LORD MAYOR.
A Quarter-Assembly of the Corporation was held yesterday, for the purpose
of electing a Lord Mayor and Sheriffs for the ensuing year. After some routine
business had been dispensed of , a Message was sent down by the Board,
intimating that they had chosen Alderman Jones, the Alderman next in rotation,
to fill the Office of Chief Magistrate. A ballot having been demanded, the
White ?eans, 43- black do, 40-majority, 3.
A vote of thanks was then passed by the present Lord Mayor, after which the
House preceeded to elect the Sheriffs. There were twelve candidates; eight of
whose names were sent up to the Board. After a short period, it was intimated
that Messrs. Lloyd and Morrison had been elected. As those Gentlemen, we
understand, intend to pay the fine, a new Election must take place.
ROBBERY- As Mr. Hines of Northcumberland-street was on Friday evening last,
about eight o'clock, proceeding to the yard of the General Post Office, a man,
supposed to be placed at the gate to prevent the admission of strangers, stopped
him, when he was immediately surrounded by a gang of the light fingered gentry,
who succeeded in easing him of the inconvenience of carrying a valuable gold
watch, chain and seals. Information was immediately lodged at Marlborough-street
Police Office, and a reward of ten pounds offered for its recovery, but as yet
the prigs have not been brought to bail.--Dublin Paper.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News