Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, December 19, 1849
ROBBERY- A daring robbery was committed last week, at the Outerard barracks
by the servant of Captain Greer, and another soldier, who have taken £30 in bank
notes, with a large quantity of plate and jewellry, from the gallant captain's
apartment, and dressed themselves in some of his best clothes, left the barrack
at about eight o'clock, and came into this town. They were quickly followed by
Constable Bodily of the Outerard police, and arrested in the house of one
Colquin, where they were sleeping. All the property was found in their
possession, and they have been accordingly committed for trial.- Much credit is
due to the constable in thus tracing and capturing the blunderers.--Galway
The Weekly News says.- There is a deadly (newspaper) feud between Mr. Duffy
and the editor of the Irishman, although both are Young Irelanders. So many of
these gentlemen repeal any union amongst themselves, that they seem to think it
easy to do as much for their country.
The Waterford Guardians raised the salary of Mr. Doyle, clerk of union,
from £100 to £120 a year, but he not being satisfied without an assistant, has
resigned the situation.
Mr. O'Connor, late vice-guardian, has accepted the office of assistant
guardian of the Waterford board, taking chance for the payment of services.
Fifty of the 68th Regt. in Galway, with fifty of the Constabulary, are
ordered to be stationed at Moycullen, to protect the poor law collection of
rates in that district.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News