!! Ballina Chronicle; Feb 13, 1850 "Miscellaneous"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, February 13, 1850
A large American liner from London with emigrants is on shore at the North
Messrs. Erskine & Co., extensive in the corn trade, have stopped payment.
Salmon is spelling in Limerick market at 1s. 3d. per pound.
The entire of the National School House at Rathmines was burned on Sunday
£250 damages was last week returned against Mr. Fawles, manager of a bank
at Dungarvan, for falsely imprisoning William Lee, of same town.
There is a report of Suir Castle, an ancient ruin, having been blown down
in the violent gale on Wednesday morning.
As a fishing boat containing eight persons was about to put ashore at
Streeda point, eight miles from Sligo, laden with the proceeds of their night's
toil, it was upset in a heavy surf, and four men were drowned.
Sealed orders have been received from Commissioners by the Guardians of
Ennis Union, restricting the admission of paupers to the workhouse to 3,600. At
present there are over 3,000 inmates receiving relief.
Letters have been received in Dublin, announcing the safe arrival of
Messrs. Martin and O'Doherty in Sydney Bay. The fact of the Mountstuart
Elphinstone not having touched at the Cape had raised apprehensions as to the
fate of the prisoners and crew, which are removed by this intelligence. Mr.
Martin's health was stated to be improved.
Salaries of the Incumbered Estates Commission - First Commissioner - Baron
Richards, per annum, besides his salary as Baron of the Exchequer, £3,000;
second Commissioner- Dr. Longfield, £2,000; third Commissioner - Mr. Hargreaves,
£2,000; Secretary Mr. Flanagan, £1,000; Examiner - Mr. Carey, £300; General
Clerk - Mr. Fitzgerald, £300; Accountant - Mr. Armstrong, £300 - Total - £10,200
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News