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!! Ballina Chronicle; Sep 12, 1849 "Misc News"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, Sept 12, 1849 THE HARVEST- The harvest operations, which were progressing rapidly, have been somewhat
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 16, 2003
      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, Sept 12, 1849


      THE HARVEST- The harvest operations, which were progressing rapidly, have
      been somewhat retarded by the unfavorable change in the weather since Sunday;
      however, the crops which yet remain in the fields have sustained no material
      injury. We have been particular in our inquiries relative to the potato, and are
      happy to find that the disease is not extending itself, and that in some
      localities it has not appeared. It is the opinion of every one that the potatoes
      are better flavored, firmer, and larger than they have been for ten or fifteen
      years.

      Robert Christian, Esq., had been appointed Sub-Sheriff for the county of
      Sligo, vacant by the death of Montgomery Blair, Esq.

      Mr. Patrick Byrne, the Irish harper, from Dublin, performs every evening on
      the national instrument before the Loyal party at Balmoral.

      Mr. Randall, the engineer, is daily expected in Cork to report on the most
      suitable spot for wet docks, and the Lords of the Admirals are to visit
      Queenstown on their tour of inspection next week.

      Jamaica is glutted with Irish and American butter, and half the quantity
      will not, it is feared, keep sound.

      A conspiracy entered into by the convicts of Kilkenny gaol to effect and
      escape, was disclosed on Thursday morning to the governor, Mr. Robbins, by one
      of the gang, and immediate steps were taken to prevent the execution of the
      plot.

      Quarter-master Sergeant D. Smith, 1st Coldstream Guards, hung himself at
      John's Ward Barracks, on Sunday.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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