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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, April 24, 1850 MISCELLANEOUS The Lord Bishop of Derry distributed silver medals to the most proficient
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 31, 2005
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, April 24, 1850

      The Lord Bishop of Derry distributed silver medals to the most
      proficient pupils of Foyle College on Saturday.
      The tenantry on the Colebrook estate, Fermanagh, have determined on
      sowing a large quantity of flaxseed this season.
      Lord de Vesci is assisting his tenantry in the Queen's county as much
      as possible in the growth of flax.
      William Summer, a drunken labourer, hung himself in Manchester on
      Sunday last. He left behind him a piece of paper referring to a verse in the
      Proverbs, which declares that the drunkard shall come to poverty.
      On Sunday sub-constable Clinchy arrested a daring ruffian named William
      Sheahan, in the act of picking pockets in the Dominican chapel, Limerick,
      during the celebration of mass. The policeman found 26 handkerchiefs with
      the prisoner!
      On last Wednesday night an attempt was made to murder Mr. John
      Robertson, land steward to C.B. Lisle, Esq., of Glasslough, Monaghan, by a
      gun-shot. Three of the slugs passed through the window and two lodged in the
      bed where he was sleeping.
      A barbarous murder was on Friday night perpetrated on Patrick Egan, a
      pensioner, residing on the townland of Clonasera, King's County, the
      property of Mr. Usher. The poor man was in bed at the time of the attack.
      One of the assassins struck him with a pistol and then leaped so violently
      on his chest that he expired in ten minutes.
      There was a seizure made of the goods of the Newcastle workhouse on
      Saturday under a civil bill decree at the suit of Thomas Ambrose, Esq.,
      medical doctor. When the pauper inmates became aware of it they rose against
      the bailiffs and would have severely handled them only for the officers of
      the house.
      The Galway guardians are offered wooden shoes for the Workhouse paupers
      at 6d. per pair. A Galway Town councillor and Poor Law Guardian lost several
      of his teeth from the blows of a guest at his hospitable table last week,
      originating in a dispute about the gentility of their respective families!
      The following is copied from the Jersey Times of the 12th inst.:-
      Drowned in the Royal Adelaide, on her passage from Cork to London, the 30th
      March, Anthony Le Ber, Esq., and his family, consisting of his wife and six
      children, three sons and three daughters, the eldest 16, and the youngest
      eight, leaving behind one daughter.
      Respites are received at Cork for two men named Dineen and Linehan,
      against whom death was recorded for sacrilege. Linehan, convicted of robbing
      both church and Roman Catholic chapel on the same day, has had his sentence
      commuted to transportation for life; and Linehan to be transported for seven
      years. [Transcriber note: Linehan and Linehan mentioned for sentencing and
      Dineen was not.]
      The iron bridge intended to cross the Shannon at Athlone, for the
      railway to Galway, will be commenced in a few days by the eminent house of
      Fox and Henderson, of Birmingham. This will give a great deal of employment.
      The materials will be landed at our quays, and conveyed by canal to Athlone.
      Over 1,100 tons of iron will be used in the magnificent structures which
      will be 700 feet in length.--Limerick Chronicle.

      "Exchange is no robbery." While America is sending us her corn, we are
      sending her our people. Those friendly offices are likely to continue. She
      will save us the trouble of sowing and reaping, and the hands which lived by
      the labour they afforded, must betake them to the soil whence the new
      supplies is coming. There they will raise the crops which they are no longer
      invited to raise at home and as they produce will increase with the
      encreased labour and with the enlarged area constantly brought under
      cultivation, we may every year look for more numerous shipments, and these
      must depreciate still further the value of land and labour in Ireland.--Cork

      The jury under the commission of lunacy against Richard Warren, Esq.,
      of Skibbereen, have returned the following verdict:- "We find that Richard
      Warren is not an idiot, nor a lunatic, nor a person of unsound mind, so as
      to be incapable of managing his own affairs." The costs of this trial will
      exceed £1000 - the principal portion of which must be borne by the
      petitioner, William Warren, brother of Richard. The enquiry lasted eight
      days. The counsel on both sides received near £200, the jury 96 guineas, and
      the commission 64 guineas.

      Mr. Timothy Dwyer, an aged farmer, presided at a numerous tenant right
      meeting, held at Kilcommon, Tipperary, on Sunday last, when the chair was
      addressed by the Rev. W. Lanigan, Rev. J. Molony, P.P. - who denounced Mr.
      Sheil as an exterminator, and Sir Timothy O'Brien, M.P., as a barefooted and
      barelegged adventurer. Lord Clarendon, he said, had legally slaughtered the
      people of this country and cut the nation's throat, but like Castlereagh, he
      may yet cut his own! (cheers and laughter.) Rev. John O'Dwyer, Rev. Mr.
      Mullaly, Rev. Mr. Ryan and Rev. Mr. Meagher, P.P., who addressed the
      meeting, which passed resolutions in accordance with the objects of their

      At Ballinasloe Petty Sessions on Saturday, Michael M'Guiness, Thomas
      D'Arcy, and Mary D'Arcy, preferred a charge against Francis Blake Foster,
      Esq., for firing a loaded pistol at them when on their way to Kiltormer on
      the night of the 9th inst. The case having been proved to the bench, was
      sent for trial to the Quarter Sessions to be held at Loughrea.

      On Tuesday 29 persons were dispossessed by the sub-sheriff, out of the
      property of Viscount Chabot, in Thurles, and 22 persons were evicted from
      the property of J.B. Fennell, Esq., near Caller.

      EMIGRATION - Our town was thronged this week with persons proceeding to
      Donegal and Derry to embark for America, from this county and the counties
      of Leitrim and Fermanagh; most of them appeared to belong to the respectable
      class of farmers and traders; the numerous cars of excellent furniture which
      they were taking with them proved that they were in comparably comfortable
      circumstances, but dreading the further distress of Ireland, they resolved
      on leaving their native county before all was gone. -- Ballyshannon Herald.

      DEATH FROM DESTITUTION - On the 14th inst., the inanimate, fleshless
      and apparently poverty stricken body of a man of the name of Michael Ryan,
      was discovered on the road side near the town of Borrisoleigh. An inquest
      was held on the body and it appeared that the ill fated deceased had been
      for some time begging about the district, and that nothing could compel him
      to enter the workhouse.--Nenagh Guardian.

      On the morning of Thursday, the 15th inst. as George M'Kay, gardener to
      Viscount Doneraile, was in the act of discharging a gun in the garden, at
      Doneraile, it unfortunately burst, or rather, the breach flew out and
      fractured his skull so severely that he died in a few hours. Mr. M'Kay was a
      man of excellent character and a very skillful gardener.-- Cork

      At Parsonstown Quarter Sessions, on Wednesday, John Slevin, and Michael
      Mear, for assaulting the habitation of Mr. Redmond Scully, Ballyshane, on
      Saturday night, the 7th April, were found guilty and sentenced to be
      transported for 14 years each.

      GOOD ADVICE - When you visit a theatre or go into a crowd, always pick
      your own pocket before leaving home. If you fail to do this, the duty may
      probably be discharged for you by a stranger.

      From a return just made to parliament, it appears that 300 sailing
      vessels and six steamers were wrecked last year.

      NEWPORT WORKHOUSE - On Monday there was a meeting of the Guardians of
      the above union. - Those present were H.J.H. Browne, J.C. Larminie, Edward
      Malley, and Francis M'Mannon. The Board unanimously elected Mr. and Mrs.
      Edward Johnson as master and matron of the Workhouse and declared Mr.
      Glanville contractor for repiaring the auxiliary house.--Mayo Constitution.

      The principals in the murder of Mr. O'Donnell, of Knock, were his
      domestics, who are now in custody. A female servant was the person who
      opened his desks after the deed was perpetrated, and paid the murderers of
      her master who was in the habit of keeping large sums of money on the
      premises.- The male and female servants concerned intended leaving for
      America. After committing the robbery one of the murderers went back to the
      dead body and replaced the keys in his pocket. There was other property
      stolen which was found buried in a dung pit. As yet no money has been found.

      Sunday night, through the exertions of George Fitzmaurice, Esq., R.M.,
      a party of the Shinrone constabulary arrested Timothy Cantwell of
      Ballingraun, near Moneygall, charged with the murder of Mr. Daniel Egan, of
      Ballydonagh; he is identified, and committed to abide his trial at the
      ensuing assizes.

      On Thursday last 96 paupers, male and female, were sent from the
      Edenderry Workhouse to Dublin, for embarkation to America. Each is to
      received £1 on arriving at Quebec. Their maintenance in the house and outfit
      cost the Union £700. Among the male paupers was a son of Edward M'Donnell,
      who was executed for the murder of the Rev. Mr. Hewson, of Feigcullen Clebe,
      county Kildare.

      INCENDIARY FIRE - We regret to announce that the house of a man named
      John M'Manus, of Colbeg, was maliciously set on fire, and totally consumed
      by some evil-minded person. He had very recently obtained possession of it,
      and envy at his success is said to be the the cause of the destruction. -
      Head Constable Hay and party were promptly on the scene, but their exertions
      to discover the perpetrators of the outrage were unattended with success.--
      Sligo Guardian.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
    • Cathy Joynt Labath
      BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, April 24, 1850 CONVICT SYSTEM - Earl Grey moved the [ink spot] reading of the Convict Prisons Bill in the
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 7, 2006
        Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
        Wednesday, April 24, 1850

        CONVICT SYSTEM - Earl Grey moved the [ink spot] reading of the Convict
        Prisons Bill in the Lords on Friday, when Lord Monteagle hoped they would
        not overlook the effect which transportation had on criminals. With regard
        to the great mass of Irish criminals transportation was dreaded more than
        death. As regarded the benefit to the colony and to the criminal, he might
        refer to the evidence of an individual witness, Lieut-General Sir R. Bourke,
        late governor of Australia, who stated in a memorandum, now in the Colonial
        office, that the effect of the convict system had been within fifty years to
        convert the wilderness of New South Wales into a prosperous colony, and that
        its effect on the criminal had been a moral improvement equal to any system
        of prison discipline would have produced. The condition of the criminal
        population was most deplorable. In the gaol of the county of Limerick, with
        which he was connected between 100 and 200 prisoners were placed in cells
        provided only for the accommodation of 15. If it was found inconvenient to
        remove prisoners who were sentenced to transportation, it was the bounden
        duty of the government to provide adequate accommodations for them at home.
        Earl Grey did not deny that the number of persons sentenced to
        transportation in Ireland and confined in the prisons of that country, was
        overwhelming; but the Lord Lieutenant had done everything in his power to
        increase the means of disposing of convicts. A large establishment had been
        provided at Spike Island, where from 1200 to 1400 convicts were confined.
        Not fewer than 48,000 persons who had passed their sentence of
        transportation in the Australian colonies were now living there, and a large
        majority of them were obtaining an honest livelihood; but if they had
        remained in this country they would, almost in spit of themselves, have been
        compelled to continue criminals. The bill was read a third time and
        passed.--Limerick Chronicle.

        FLIGHT OF THE TILLERS OF THE SOIL - Several hundred emigrants left our
        quays on Saturday by the Nimrod and Albert steamers for Liverpool, to take
        passage for America. The deck of the former powerful steamer was densely
        crowded with men, women and children, the greater number of them comfortably
        attired.--Cork Constitution.

        PICKING POCKETS - On Wednesday week, in the market of Elphin, a poor
        country woman, named M'Donogh, was eased of a few shillings and sixpence, by
        a man named Brenan, (one of the lightfingered folk that infest most of our
        country towns;) but fortunately for her Richard Stafford, Esq, happened to
        be convenient, and arrested Brenan, when he found on his person the
        foregoing amount in a purse, which she, Mrs. M'Donogh, identified to be her
        property. The money lies in the hands of the Police and Brenan has been
        committed to abide his trial at Strokestown Quarter Sessions. It appears
        from inquiry that this Brenan located in Elphin about three weeks ago, and
        that he sis from the neighbourhood of Ballaghaderreen, or
        French-park.--Sligo Guardian.

        Bernard Bradly and Pat M'Govern were apprehended on Tuesday, charged
        with having, when in prison in Roscommon, declared their determination to
        shoot Head-Constable Henderson, of Boyle, by whom they had been brought to
        justice for robbery.

        At the court-martial assembled on board the flag-ship, Ocean, at
        Sheerness, for the trial of Assistant-Surgeon James Campbell, of the
        Wellington, ordinary guard-ship, for drunkenness when on duty, he was found
        guilty and dismissed the service.

        Cathy Joynt Labath
        Ireland Old News
      • Cathy Joynt Labath
        BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, April 24, 1850 (From the Malta Mail of March 30) On Sunday last, notice was given in the Roman Catholic
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 8, 2006
          Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
          Wednesday, April 24, 1850

          (From the Malta Mail of March 30)
          On Sunday last, notice was given in the Roman Catholic Churches, that
          for the future no Intermarriages would be permitted between parties, one of
          whom professed the Roman Catholic and the other the Protestant faith, except
          under a solemn premise that the children to be born thereof should be
          brought up in the Roman Catholic faith. On the same day public notice was
          given from the altar of the Cathedral church of St. Paul, that for the
          future no banns of a marriage would be published, or the solemnity performed
          between parties as above, of opposite religious faith, if either had sworn,
          in the court of the Roman Catholic Bishop, to bring up the children in the
          Roman Catholic faith. His Lordship the Bishop of Gibraltar concluded, and we
          think with much reason, that the parents who would consent to such a
          sacrifice, had better themselves embrace the profession to which the
          children are thus by parental weakness, so unceremoniously condemned.

          A very singular case, which occupied the attention of the Commissioner
          of Insolvents now holding his court in this city, is suggestive of serious
          ground for reflection. We allude to the case of Mr. John Joseph Tangney, a
          solicitor, who, unhappily for himself, as it has turned out, and not
          fortunately for others, united to his professional avocations the trade of
          bill discounting. The moral of the transaction has been read in the court of
          insolvents- Although Mr. Tangney charged an average of £46 on every £100,
          and frequently (according to the evidence of Mr. White) received £100 for
          every £30 which he advanced to some desperate claimant for a loan, the
          result is--the insolvent court! His case is adjourned to next commission.
          But Mr. Tangney, the solicitor, is not the only victim of his own usurious
          money dealings; Mr. White, a member of the same profession, bitterly regrets
          that he ever entered upon the crooked path, and abandoned the legitimate
          road. He also had his golden dreams, his Visions of wealth; and he is now
          living in the jail of this city, after having lost £1000--Cork Examiner.

          At the Dublin Police-office, on Friday, Thomas Seamon of 11
          Dame-street, was fined £5 for having a lottery at his bazaar, the
          magistrates staffing, if her persisted, he would in future be mulct in 100l.

          Mr. Litton, Master in Chancery, is dangerously ill.

          Dysentery is prevalent in the gaol of Ennis, which is overcrowded, and
          two prisoners died of the disease this week.

          William Blood, Esq, son of Bindon Blood, Esq, is appointed to the chair
          of Civil Engineering in Galway Queen's College.

          Cathy Joynt Labath
          Ireland Old News
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