!! Ballina Chronicle; Apr 24, 1850; Misc News
- 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 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