TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER.
SIR,– I beg leave to call the attention of the local authorities to the fact that there is at present an immense quantity of Indian Corn stored in Cork, in such condition as must eventuate in total loss to the parties concerned. I have seen it heating in several of the stores, as you have often witnessed the heating of a dunghill in frosty weather. At a period like the present, when we see the unfortunate people starving about us– the old, the young, the mother, the children, separated probably by death, from the miserable father, it is not too bad that quantities of this invaluable food is allowed to perish.
Is there no power vested in some responsible party to look into this matter and prevent this wholesale destruction? the interest even of the very parties themselves is involved, and that in an immediate attention to this, particularly as the season is advancing and the neglect of a week, nay even two days, in many of the cases witnessed, would be productive of total destruction.
In placing this important matter in your hands, I am satisfied a crying evil will in all probability be arrested, if not totally prevented for the future. –Yours truly