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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, November 14, 1849 By the returns from the Relieving officer, there appears to be 8000 lunatics at large in
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, November 14, 1849

      By the returns from the Relieving officer, there appears to be 8000
      lunatics at large in Ireland.

      William C. Tute, Esq., has been appointed a master Extraordinary in
      Chancery, and a Commissioner of Affidavits in the several courts for the town
      and county of Sligo, in the room of Montgomery Blair, Esq., deceased.

      There was a preparatory meeting of the creditors of workhouses in this and
      the surrounding counties yesterday, to devise some measure likely to recover the
      large sums due to provision contractors, &c., amounting in the aggregated of
      £100,000. The meeting was held at a respectable solicitor's office, and the
      proceedings were private.--Limerick Chronicle.

      Petitions for the sale of encumbered estates, representing incumbrances to
      the amount of £900,000 have already been lodged with the commissioners.

      At Drumcar, on Saturday last, Peter Neary, in the services of John
      M'Clintock, Esq., while chaining up a bull on the farm, was gored to death by
      the animal.

      On the estate of Messrs. Oliver Gascoigne, Castle Oliver, Kilfinane, there
      is not an idle hand; they have established manufactories for making drainage
      pipes, tiles, bricks, &c.; the labourers and small occupiers are all employed in
      draining, subsoiling and building.

      Monday evening a dispute took place in Nenagh, between Mr Meagher, of
      Ballybeg, near Toomevara and Mr. Hunt, junr., of Huntsgrove, Templederry. A
      young man named Crowe, a relative of Mr. Hunt's interfered, when a struggle
      ensued, which resulted in Mr. Meagher knocking down Crowe.- Mr. Hunt's father
      then came up, when Meagher took a pistol out of his pocket which exploded in the
      struggle, doing no further injury than grazing Mr. Hunt's hand. Mr. O'Dell,
      S.I., arrested two of the principals.

      The Potters' Emigrant Society is now in possession of two estates in
      America, one named "Pottersville" of 1600 acres, and peopled; the other
      amounting to 50,000 acres, situated on the Fox River, in the state of Wisconsin,
      on which 350 families are now located.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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