!! Ballina Chronicle; Jan 16, 1850 "Misc Items"
- 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
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
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