|P O L I C E O F F I C E — Y E S
T E R D A Y .
VAGRANTS AND BEGGARS
|As soon as Captain White had disposed of the persons brought before him from
the Bridewell, for examination, this morning, he immediately addressed the
Constabulary, and wished to ascertain who was the Sergeant on duty for the day.
On being informed that it was Constable Phelan, he then said it was necessary
for him to give him some directions respecting several nuisances in the public
streets, but more particularly the beggars, who still continue to infest them,
notwithstanding all the precautions that had been adopted for the purpose of
suppressing the practice.
| Bench—I should like to learn whether Mr. Walker has yet
got a copy of the Vagrant Act?
| Constable—I don't believe he has, Sir.
| Bench—It will be very necessary that he should be
supplied with it, for indeed it would be right that you should all peruse it,
and be perfectly acquainted with the powers entrusted to you by the provisions
of this act. Let me know whether the Inspector has been furnished with a copy.
| Constable—I shall make the enquiry, your Worship
| Bench—Let the Constables be directed to clear the
streets at once of all such characters as may be found begging from the Public,
and annoying and blocking up the doors and passages of the shopkeepers and
dealers all through the city. The condition of the respectable traders on the
Parade and in Patrick Street indeed is lamentable —Let me find that every one
of these Beggars shall be brought before the magistrates forthwith as they are
taken up and be dealt with under the act—It is really time that something
should be effectively done to suppress this abominable nuisance. For my part I
will take care that every one of them shall be visited with the most condign
punishment that the law imposes, as they have outraged every feeling of decency
and every degree of forebearance. It is not in human nature to endure such an
outrageous system of mendicant persecution, and it must be put an end to. The
shopkeepers are really to be pitied, and I have at various times done my best to
get them rid of this abomination.
| PIRACY ON THE COAST
OF IRELAND.—The following vessels are employed
on the Coast of Ireland, in protecting the meal vessels and merchantmen from
being plundered by the lawless pirate fishermen who infest the particular
localities for that purpose. The Fearless, steam-vessel, Lieut. Commander
Richardson, cruising between Limerick and the river Fergus ; the Lucifer, steam
vessel, Lieut. Commander Smith, cruising between Sligo and Killybegs ; the
Dasher, steam vessel, Lieut. Commander French, cruising in Black-sod Bay ; the
Emerald, tender, Second Master Commander Beach, cruising along the islands in
Black-sod Bay ; the Bloodhound steam vessel, Lieutenant Commander Phillips,
Broadhaven Harbour ; Belmullet, cruising between Eagle Island and Killala Bay ;
and the Myrmidon, Lieut. Commander Roberts, cruising between Carrick, Ross, and
| THE FEVER IN THE
SQUADRON.—In consequence of reports of fever prevailing
on board the Andromeda, store and provision depot, stationed at Killybegs,
Deputy Inspector of Hospitals, Dr. Lindsy, has proceeded from Cork thither in
the Swallow, steam vessel, to inquire into the state of the ship's company.
| LONGEVITY.—At Limerick city
election on Thursday, David O'Brien, of Borheen, farmer, and £10 house holder,
voted for O'Brien and O'Connell. He was aged 105 years, and was brought in a
chair to the polling booth.
STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH FRANCE
FROM LIVERPOOL TO HAVRE,
ONCE IN EVERY MONTH.
|The Schooner BLARNEY (Screw Propelled,) Captain SULLIVAN.
Agent in Paris, Mr. HENRY BENNETT,
6, Rue de la Paix. Agent at Havre, Mr. WM. DAVIDSON.
Agent at Liverpool, WM. WILSON
& SON, 15, Water-st.
| Carriages, Horses, and Goods intended for Shipment should
be at the Packet an Hour before the time of Sailing.
| The Company requests Passengers to look after their own
Luggage, as they will not be accountable for same, unless entered and paid for.
|THOS. WINDER, Manager.