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
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
Quarter-master Sergeant D. Smith, 1st Coldstream Guards, hung himself at
John's Ward Barracks, on Sunday.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News