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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    The Times London, Middlesex, England July 9, 1867 IRELAND (From Our Own Correspondent) Dublin, July 8. The accounts of the crops from all parts of the country
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 11, 2004
      The Times
      London, Middlesex, England
      July 9, 1867

      IRELAND
      (From Our Own Correspondent)
      Dublin, July 8.

      The accounts of the crops from all parts of the country are most
      favourable. The harvest prospects have been much improved by the rain which fell
      on Wednesday and Thursday, and which has been followed by genial heat. The
      fields look beautiful in their luxuriance, and the potatoes in particular
      present a most healthful appearance. New potatoes are abundant in the market,
      and hay is being briskly saved, with a fair average yield; but it is remarked
      that the flax crop is an exception, and slightly shades the picture of
      agricultural prosperity. Generally speaking, it is farm from being as good as in
      former years. In most places it is uneven and short. The green crops, which the
      drought had made rather delicate, have been greatly revived by rain and there is
      every reason to expect that the return of cereals will be satisfactory to the
      farmer.

      There will be a fierce contest to-morrow for the office of the Lord Mayor
      of Dublin for the year 1868. The friends and admirers of Alderman Joynt are
      putting him up for the almost unprecedented honour of being elected to the
      office the second time consecutively; and the Conservatives have nominated Mr.
      J. Vokes Mackey, J.P., as their candidate. What renders the contest peculiar is
      that some of the leading Liberal members of the Council will support the
      Conservative candidate. The matter will be further embroiled by the debate in
      the corporation to-day on University education.

      Major Esmonde, the late Deputy-Inspector-General of Constabulary, whose
      tenure of office terminated on the 1st inst., owing to his most melancholy and
      hopeless state of health, the result of an accident, is succeeded by Colonel
      Hillier. About this appointment there was no hesitation or delay. But there has
      been a good deal of controversy about the appointment of successor as commandant
      of the Constabulary Depot in Phoenix-park, where the members of the force are
      drilled, and where the reserve is permanently quartered. Major Hayes, a very
      efficient and popular officer, for may years adjutant of the Prince of Wales's
      Donegal Militia, which acquired a high character for its discipline, has been
      named for the office of commandant. There is no doubt that this would be
      regarded as an excellent appointment if it were not felt that it interfered with
      the claims of the county inspectors of constabulary, who regards it as one of
      the prizes of the force to which they have an exclusive right to aspire. Recent
      events in connexion with the suppression of Fenianism render these claims
      peculiarly urgent at present. Much, however, may be said in favour of the
      appointment of a military officer to the post in question, which would certainly
      have the additional advantage of getting over the serious difficulty of deciding
      on the merits rival candidates among the constabulary officers. This can hardly
      be done without producing nearly as much disappointment-perhaps more jealousy-
      as if the place were given to Major Hayes.

      The friends of Mr. Warren, the Solicitor-General, will expect he will be
      returned for the Dublin University without opposition. He is very popular with
      the clergy as a constant and zealous advocate of the Church Education Society,
      and he has added to his claims by his able conduct of the Fenian prosecutors, in
      the occasional absence of the Attorney-General.

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