Soup Kitchen closes down
The Linen Trade. Our Ballymeca correspondent writes us " The soup kitchen here finally olosed on Wed nesday last. A vast cumber of the poor of this town and neighbourhood are now left in a state of extreme misery and distress, many families having lived entirely on what little they received from it rather than go into the poor-homo a course whioh from their having no other means of sup-nort thev would have been necessitated to adopt. What thev are now to do is a subjeot for serious consideration.' Provisions are, it is true, cheaper, but raoaey is still so scarce, and work so difficult to obtain, that many of the labourers will not be able to purohase the nooeisaf ies of life.