!! Ballina Chronicle, Nov 7, 1849 "Misc Items"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, November 7, 1849
"LOVE" and "POOR LAWS"- A HIDDEN MOTIVE- The Newcastle correspondent of the
Limerick and Clare Examiner supplied the following: "A certain individual
entered the Board room a few days since, and demanded of Mr. Devitt, V.G., why a
certain widow and her six orphans were not struck off the relief list, and
removed to the Workhouse, because, as he alleged, she kept a house of ill-fame.
Mr. Richard Walker, Relieving Officer of the district was present, a man of
unflinching principle through life, and who has borne his character unblemished
through the ordeal of his present trying situation. Mr. Devitt, a religious good
man, as is universally admitted, put the question to Mr. Walker. He replied,
"because the assertion is untrue, but some gentlemen have a chere amie, whom
they nightly visit, near this poor widow's house; her espionage is rather
inconveniently rigid, and there fore it is sought to remove her. But hold you an
investigation and I pledge myself to establish these facts, and to expose the
"heroes of Salmacis." The accuser was struck dumb. Mr. Devitt inquired in the
proper quarter, and found Mr. Wallace correct in this, as well as in all other
particulars. Unless you throw your aegis over insulted innocence, many may be
victims of such machinations. When the local Guardians will have been
incorporated, I promise this party to watch him in the Board Room.
To meet the expected outbreaks in the North on the 5th of November, besides
2000 troops having arrived, the following Stipendiary Magistrates are thus
located-Mr. Hunt, from Tipperary, at Banbridge; Captain Warburton, at
Rathfriland; Mr. Fitzgerald at Castlewellan; Mr. Tuskey at Tandragee; and Mr.
Bermingham at Derry.
The Constabulary throughout Ireland are at present engaged in filling up
returns for the information of Government, of the quantity of stock, poultry,
&c., to ascertain the amount of food in the country.
Clonmel union has paid all the rate in aid except £286 out of £2286.
The Master of the Tralee workhouse is now enabled to buy food by funds
raised on the personal responsibility of a few of the Guardians, else the
paupers would be without food for the past week and coming month.
The Vice Guardians, previous to their departure from office, reduced the
debts to contractors and private parties, to under £1,500, leaving also a small
balance to credit of the union with the Treasurer.-- Roscommon Messenger.
The Nenagh police continue in charge of the Roman Catholic Chapel to
preserve it from the violence of the populace; and, on Thursday last (All
Saint's Day) the bell rang for mass there the first time for a month by order of
Rev. Mr. Kenny, and the few who ventured in to attend the ceremony were
outrageously hooted by the crowed outside.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News