The Cork Examiner, 2 September 1846
                 “Ye friends of truth, ye statesmen who survey
                 The rich man's joys increase—the poor's decay,
                 'Tis your's to judge how wide the limits stand
                 Between a splendid and a happy land.”
   SIR—The Glandore regatta went off on the 25th and 26th inst., with all the display worthy of the occasion, the village, naturally romantic and picturesque, was rendered yet more so by the hourly arrivals of some fashionable tourist—of this magistrate and that esquire, all vieing with each other in the splendour of their equipage. An unacquainted spectator would come to the conclusion that this was a season of universal happiness ; the days were calm and the scene delightful, but alas the picture had another and a darker side. Whilst the gay and extravagant were indulging in their favourable amusements, the poverty-stricken serfs of six pence a day, employed by the Board of Works in that neighbourhood, were directed to remain idle lest their tattered covering and sunburnt skin would give offence, not by the County Surveyor, as I understand ; he employed them on the second day. Every locality has its taskmaster. Some interested squire who avails himself of the surrounding poverty to add to his influence. I visited this new line of road leading from Glandore to Leap, and, to attempt a description of the wretchedness of the persons there employed would be impossible. I was saluted by one of these careworn creatures who said—“Sir, would you be pleased to hear our afflicting complaints, or could you tell the Cork Examiner our miserable condition? Many of us come here the distance of six and seven miles to earn six pence a-day.” “You may perceive,” said he, “some are unable to raise their shovels ; we have neither life nor spirit within us.”
   “Our employers are not acting wisely, we could have done twice as much work if we were fed, and what is still worse, if we happen to look about we are docked a quarter day, and get but 4½d in the evening. We will not, nor cannot stand it. I remonstrated with them on the impropriety of their intentions. I told them that the Board of Works would not be so unreasonable as to continue to act upon the suggestion of an individual well known in that neighbourhood, and who could no longer defend the incautious step he had taken. Oh, said another, we are not to complain, whilst the weather remains fine, as we have upset all the idle boats in the neighbourhood, and have collected some heath where we lie comfortably enough these few nights, others get into the arches of bridges, and remain there till working time, but when the weather breaks, God only knows what will become of.” During the recital of this distressing narrative, I was completely unmanned. I shuddered to see 200 human beings in so deplorable a condition. Many of them young, athletic and able-bodied, endeavouring to overcome the irresistable inroads of famine with their characteristic humour and resignation. I pledged myself to represent their condition, and will continue to do so regardless of the displeasure of any person who may take offence at my remarks. Sir, I have the honour to remain, your correspondent,
   Skibbereen, 29th August, 1846

AT a MEETING of the above Committee held at MIDLETON, on TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1846, Rev. Mr. JONES in the Chair.
   The following Resolution proposed by THOMAS FOLEY, Esq., of Tourtane, and seconded by THOMAS STEPHEN COPPINGER, Esq., of Midleton Lodge, was unanimously adopted:—
   “That the warmest thanks of the Poor Relief Committee of the Midleton and Ballyspillane Electoral Divisions of the Midleton Union, are unanimously tendered to the Right Honourable Sir ROBERT PEEL, Bart. for his humane and wise conduct in having so promptly provided an ample supply of cheap and wholesome food for the labouring classes of the country, and thereby effectually saving them from the threatened horrors of famine and all its accompanying evils, and for which measure he has so justly earned the lasting gratitude of this country, and that our respected Chairman be requested to convey our unanimous resolution to Sir ROBERT PEEL, Bart.”
   When transmitting the above resolution, the Chairman accompanied it with the following letter:—
   SIR—In forwarding to you the foregoing resolution, I should not do justice to my feelings, did I not at the same time express my full concurrence in the sentiments it embodies, and bear my testimony to the happy effects which have been experienced in my immediate neighbourhood by the provident and humane measures to which it alludes. I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient servant,
   To the Right Honourable
       Sir R. PEEL, Bart.

Drayton Manor, August 26th, 1846.    
   SIR—In the efforts which I made in conjunction with my Colleagues in the service of the Crown, to avert from Ireland the threatened evils of scarcity and disease, I was prompted by a deep sense of public duty, and by the warm interest which I have ever taken in the welfare of Ireland.
   The assurance which you have been authorized to convey to me on behalf of the Midleton Poor Relief Committee, that those efforts have been successful, and that they have excited a grateful feeling in the minds of the Irish people, is more than an ample compensation for any labour or anxiety which I may have borne in the discharge of a public duty. I have the honour to be, Sir, your faithful servant.,                 ROBERT PEEL.
D I S T R E S S   I N   W E S T   C A R B E R Y .
   The following communication has been received by Major Beamish, in reply to a letter addressed by him to the Secretary of the Treasury, describing the distressed condition of the Mining Districts of West Carbery, and suggesting the formation of Reserve Depots in that Barony.
“Treasury, Aug. 28, 1846.    
   “DEAR SIR—I have duly received your note, dated the 24th inst., with the enclosed painful communication from the superintendent of your mines in the Barony of West Carbery.
   “It has already been determined to establish a Reserve Depot of Indian Meal in that part of the country, and I shall write to Sir R. Routh by to-day’s post, to express to him my opinion that the measures should be carried into effect without loss of time.
   “We rely upon the merchants of Cork to lay in ample stores of Indian corn and other types of food for the supply of that City and the adjoining country, without any assistance from the Government, and our interference will be confined to remote districts, which cannot be expected to be sufficiently provided for by the ordinary operations of trade.—Your’s very truly,
   “Major N. Ludlow Beamish,
         “&c., &c., Cork.”

LISTOWEL, THURSDAY.—At the Fair of Listowel on yesterday, Pork went as high as 50s. a cwt., and store pigs were immoderately dear, the demand exceeding the supply. Bonnoves (young pigs) out of ears (so young as not to be able to walk) sold at the enormous price of thirty shillings. This arises entirely from the necessity of procuring stock to consume the diseased potatoes in a district where nothing but diseased potatoes are to be found. The Police seem to have a vigilant eye to the suppression of drunkenness in Listowel. Head-Constable M’Carthy lodged a shopkeeper of that town in Bridewell yesterday for being found drunk in the street, and had one of his own men reduced, and another dismissed, within the last week for indulging too liberally in spiritous liquors.—Kerry Correspondent.

   On the night of the 24th ult., as that indefatigable officer, Constable Patrick Enright, of Newmarket, and two of his men was on patrol, he fell in with two men driving seven sheep, on the road leading from Abbeyfeal to Newmarket. After a short conversation he took the sheep stealers, for such they turned out to be, to barracks until next day, when he brought them before Mr. Leahy, J.P., who fully committed them. The sheep were since identified by the owner, Denis Flinn, who resides near Liscarroll. Really when this force do their duty properly, they are of incalculable service to the country, and I must add with pleasure, that no more efficient officer exists in the police than Constable Patrick Enright.—Correspondent.

T H E   C A T H O L I C   C H U R C H .
   An English lady, whose name we have in confidence, was admitted into the Church at Saint Malo about a week ago.
   Mrs. Thomas Ticehurst, late of Battle, in Sussex, was admitted into the Holy Catholic Church by the Very Rev. R. B. Roskell, D.D., on Saturday, at Manchester. —Tablet.
   A correspondent informs us that, on last Sunday, the 23d instant., in the parish of Killanne, five members of a Protestant family, named Hughes, were received into the Catholic Church by the Rev. P. Rossiter.—Wexford Independent.
   SUDDEN DEATH OF A CLERGYMAN.—On Saturday morning last, about seven o'clock, the village of Lahinch was thrown into an unusual state of excitement, in consequence of the Rev. Mr. Bowles, a Roman Catholic priest from the county of Tipperary, having been seized with a sudden fit of illness while bathing, which caused death almost instantaneously. Prompt assistance was rendered to the Rev. gentleman by an individual who happened to be convenient to the spot, who had him conveyed forthwith to Mr. Hanrahan's hotel, when medical aid was speedily called in, but every effort to restore animation proved inneffectual. Mr. Martin, coroner, held an inquest on the body on yesterday morning.—Clare Journal.

FROM the numerous complaints of many parties of the spurious imitations of the above SAUCE, GEORGE LAZENBY begs to inform the Nobility and Gentry of CORK, that each Bottle of the above celebrated SAUCE must have his name in full on the Red Label ; also, please observe that the Patent Capsule must be attached to each Bottle, with the words GEORGE LAZENBY, London, and the Royal Arms in the centre.
   Purchasers will please ask for GEORGE LAZENBY’S WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. To be had of all respectable Shopkeepers.
   Wholesale Warehouse only, 23 Parliament-street, Dublin.    N.B.—The admirers of the aromatic hot flavour of the above SAUCE, will find that prepared by GEORGE LAZENBY much Superior to any offered to the Public.
   Mr. JOHN BYERS, 74 Buchannan-street, Glasgow, Agent for Scotland.
Cork, August 4, 1846.    

   The first battalion of the 6th Royal Regiment under Lieut. Colonel Mitchel, embarked on Friday at Patrick's Quay, Cork, on board one of the river steamers, for shipment on board the transports, now lying at Cove, for conveyance to the Cape of Good Hope. It is only six years since that regiment returned from the same station.
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