THE poor labourers have been in great numbers discharged from the Works here, and no provision made for themselves or their wretched families. They are thus literally left to starve. Captain BOLTON, the Government Inspecting Officer, has indeed visited the district; but it was only to put these wretches off the works, and give the Relief Committees an new complexion. The new law has not been put in force, and every day is a day of starvation and of death. The people, maddened by ill-treatment and misery, have come in crowds to the town, to make their condition known.
On Sunday last, a large multitude assembled on the Mall, where they held a meeting, at which resolutions were passed condemnatory of this measure, and calling upon these Government officials either to restore the people to the works, or supply them with some means of subsistence. Will this demand be listened to?– What is Capt. BOLTON doing, or where is he? for there is no account of him at Youghal. As another nice piece of management, this Government officer has furnished a new Relief Committee list from which all the Catholic clergymen are practically excluded!
Time will soon show that, whatever be their intentions, the conduct of Government officials will produce ruin and destruction in the country. There seems to be no concern about “deaths by starvation,” at all.