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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, January 16, 1850 The debts of the Tralee union are over 12,000l. Saturday last a poor woman named Bates was
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, January 16, 1850

      The debts of the Tralee union are over 12,000l.
      Saturday last a poor woman named Bates was fired at by a Poor Rate
      Collector, at Lucas-hill, near Clonmel, and wounded in the hand.
      Mr. Henry Stratton, clerk to the secretary of the Alesbury Savings' Bank,
      has absconded to New York with a large sum of money- He was also agent to the
      Royal Exchange Assurance Company.
      Birr was lighted with portable gas for the first time on Tuesday night.
      The congregation of the Rev. John Gregg, at Trinity Chapel, is not
      diminishing, bet rather, on the increase. His assistant, the Rev. Mr. Dowling,
      has become a popular preacher.
      There is a large increase in malt duty in the Limerick inland revenue
      collection, and a decrease upon the spirit duty.
      Mr. Berwick raised to the vacant Presidential Chair of the Galway College,
      is succeeded in the Vice -Presidency by the Rev. Mr. O'Toole, a native of
      Galway, and for many years professor of logic in the Irish College at Paris.
      At Armagh quarter sessions an appeal from the poor rate struck by the board
      of guardians on Mr. Robert Moore, of Charlemont, was heard by Edward Tickle,
      Esq., Q.C., Assistant Barrister, who decided an important point that the Crown
      lands were subject to poors rate on their value. An appeal to the Queen's Bench
      has been lodged.
      The Galway Amicable Society is being revived under the name of the Royal
      Galway Institution, for the promotion of science, polite literature, and
      antiquities.
      The carmen of Dublin are about to present a petition to Parliament to get
      rid of Omnibuses in the metropolis and they expect the Lord Mayor will give it
      his support. The application would be preposterous.
      The store of Mr. Purser, of Dungarvan, miller, was broken into on Monday
      night. Two men who were in the kiln, the robbers contrived to lock up, when they
      repaired into the office, broke the iron safe and took therefrom £19 and some
      shillings.
      On the last Saturday of 1848 there were seven thousand and forty-three
      persons in the receipt of relief in the Tralee union-including 4,861 on the
      outdoor relief lists; while on Saturday last the numbers were only two thousand
      six hundred and twenty-six, with no out-door relief, showing a diminution of
      4417, or sixty-three per cent.
      The guardians of the Waterford union have reduced their officers salaries
      30 per cent on the motion of Sir H. Barron, Bart.

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