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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 SUICIDE On Monday morning last at Easky, Francis Hale, a young man about twenty-five years
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      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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