!! Ballina Chronicle; March 13, 1850 "Miscellaneous"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, March 13, 1850
Another company of enrolled pensioners will embark for Hudson Bay territory
in June next.
There were ten deaths of cholera at Cahirciveen Workhouse on Monday.
Sub-Inspector T. Rennison, Carrick-on-suir, was thrown from his horse on
Monday, and killed, while riding to the Waterford station.
In re Sampson, a lunatic, the Chancellor has ordered £200 out of £600 in
bank to credit, to stock the lunatic's estate in Scariff union.
James M'Carthy a pugilist, is sentenced to six weeks of imprisonment at
Plymouth for a foreclosure assault upon two soldiers of the 29th.
Rathronan House, the family residence, in the vicinity of Clonmel, is being
prepared for the reception of Lord and Lady Gough.
Professor Barker is about to mark the advent of his Jubilee of fifty years
occupation of the Chair of Chemistry in Trinity College by retirement into
The Meath, Longford, Kildare, Kilkenny and Queen's county estates of the
Earl of Portarlington are consigned to the hammer on the 7th of May next by the
Incumbered Estates court.
William Gibson, an old man, and his grandson, died on Tuesday in
Damestreet, Dublin, of starvation, having had no food but turnips for several
Among the trials that will occupy the approaching Armagh Assizes that of
Mrs. Bleazby, for the alleged murder of her husband, is looked forward to with
The Galway Guardians report their inability to pay conractors the promised
instalment of 2s. in the pound. The clerk laid before the board an insolvency
notice from Sir Thomas E. Blake, Bart.
Walter Thomas Meyler, of Limerick, who was imprisoned under the Habeas
Corpus Suspension Act, to sustain the Irishman as an honest exponent of the
cause for which Mr. Meyler suffered, has paid twenty years subscription in
Francis Boyle, a member of the Roman Catholic Church, was sentenced to pay
a fine of 40s. and costs or to be imprisoned three months, for abusive language,
and throwing stones at Dr. Denvir, Roman Catholic Bishop.--Belfast News Letter.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Murphy of Cloyne, on Monday last addressed a pastoral to
the clergy and people of his diocese, condemnatory of the Queen's Colleges as
being "dangerous to faith and morals, in the words of the Pope's rescript.
The amount borrowed from the Exchequer by the county Galway, under the Acts
of Parliament, for carrying on public works in the years 1846 and 1847 was
£213,366. For the re-payment of that sum the county now have forty years.
The Killarney Guardians refused the application of Bishop Egan, for
compensation for the loss of his college, burned lately while being used as an
auxiliary workhouse. The Poor Law Commissioners decided that Dr Egan had no
legal claim on the guardians.
Mr. Sergeant Stock's congratulatory address to the County Grand Jury at the
opening of the commission yesterday, upon the progressive "improvement and
prosperity" of the county Limerick, came with no less surprise to those
gentlemen than to every other man in court. Would that it were in our power to
sustain the soft impeachment! -- Limerick Chronicle.
As Mrs. Chatterton, wife of the member for Cork, was driving on Monday in
Hyde Park, one of the horses suddenly commenced kicking in a violent manner,
demolished the dashboard and driving seat and hurled both servants to the
ground. Luckily the lady (who behaved with great presence of mind) was
extricated from her perilous situation without injury.
The men of Ulster are publishing their tenant right agitation with vigour.
The denunciations of Marquis of Londonderry against the Presbyterian clergymen
for joining their people, and the menace of the withdrawal of the regium donum,
seems to have had very little effect. At a recent meeting at Killinchy, county
Down, three Presbyterian clergymen, Rev. Messrs. Fisher, Rodger, and Anderson,
were among the speakers, and one of them had to defend himself before his people
for having held back too long.
A merchant in Belfast writing to Sir John Gladstone, an eminent Liverpool
merchant, thus described certain frauds committed on the Irish butter and
provisions trade - "Our butter firkins and casks we send over to Liverpool
empty, they are filled with bad American butter, and then sold as Irish. Large
quantities of American pork and beef are sent home, and then washed and dressed
up and sold much cheaper than we can sell Irish."
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, March 13, 1850
On Monday morning last at Easky, Francis Hale, a young man about
twenty-five years of age, committed a most determined act of self-destruction by
inflicting three fearful gashes in his throat with a razor. It appears that
since his return from America about three weeks ago, he has not bee on good
terms with his father, Edward Hale, a man in very independent circumstances, and
who very seldom allowed him into his house. On Sunday evening young Hale
effected an entrance into one of the upper rooms in his father's house, where
there were some bags of meal, which he placed against the door, and intimated to
those who endeavoured to get in that he would put an end to himself if they
forced the door. Fearing he would execute his threat they left the place; but on
coming to the door the next morning they heard the noise as if of blood issuing
from a wound and falling on the floor. They then forced the door open and found
the unfortunate young man standing near it, with his hands resting on his knees,
the blood pouring from his throat, and a razor thrown on the floor some yards
from him. The exertions which were instantly made failed to save his life; the
dreadful act was too effectually accomplished.
The owners of the ship Earl Grey, from Belfast to Sydney, with emigrants,
were fined 500l. for the misconduct of their officers to the female passengers.
At Ennis assizes, Sergeant Stock reversed the decrees of the Assistant
Barrister, and then decided that graziers were not responsible for the loss of
stock sent upon their lands.
The prisoners in Cork county gaol mutinied on Thursday, breaking the tables
and forms, which the police and military were called in to subdue the revolt,
and the leaders were placed in irons.
Patrick Maher, for the violation of Alice Kelly, was sentenced at Waterford
assizes to transportation for life.
SLIGO UNION. - There are only four paupers receiving out-door relief in
At Limerick Market last week 292 load of potatoes, selling at 6d. to 7d.
per stone, and the largest supply of any week this year. - Half the quantity was
bought up for spring sowing.
INCENDIARY FIRES IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND. - On Thursday morning last three
dwelling houses, with their offices, were burned to the ground in the townland
of Four-score acres, Cairncastle, the property of James Agnew, Esq. It appears
that the previous occupiers of these houses had been ejected for non-payment of
rent, two of them being behind three years, and one two years' rent. In one of
the houses three men sleeping in it had a narrow escape from being burned to
death. Mr. Agnew is spoken of as a kind and considerate landlord; and we are
informed that he had not only drained the land of the ejected tenants, but, that
finding they were unable to pay him his rent, had, also allowed them to take
away last year's crops. On Wednesday night a house was fired and burned in
Killead, on the property of General Pakenham. On the morning of that day, Gr.
Cunningham, who had occupied the premises for many years, and had been
struggling for some time past to pay his rent, was ejected from the house.--
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News