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!! Ballina Chronicle; March 13, 1850 "Miscellaneous"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, March 13, 1850 MISCELLANEOUS Another company of enrolled pensioners will embark for Hudson Bay territory in
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 17, 2005
      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
      private life.
      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
      unusual interest.
      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."
    • Cathy Joynt Labath
      BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, March 13, 1850 SUICIDE On Monday morning last at Easky, Francis Hale, a young man about twenty-five years
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 31, 2005
        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
        this union.
        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.--
        Coleraine Chronicle.

        Cathy Joynt Labath
        Ireland Old News
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