Clipped From The Evening Post
Famine in Ireland. Dublin, January 16. There is not a single county in Ireland which does not sutler most severely. As the winter advances, Ulster begins to feel the pres sure of destitution, even in those districts which, in ordinary seasons, have been as prosperous as many parts of England. Tbe "pattern county" ot Down is not exempt trom the general suffering. Respecting Fermanagh, a correspondent of the Londonderry Standard gives the following statement i "The effects of famine and destitution in Fermanagh are becoming more apparent every day. In the first place, our poor house is literally crammed, containing at present nearly 1200 inmates, and tbe renewed and numerous applications that are made every week render it impossible that such numbers as are crammed into it can be located there without producing ultimately the most disastrous consequences, which must result (if additional accommo dation be not provided) eventually in the outbreak oi fever, and other contagious diseases. Many lamilies, who not long since lived comfortably and happy, are forced to seek an asylum in the poor house, where they may receive temporary sus tenance in tne next place, our streets are daily crowded with the begging poor, and the strong athletic youth, whose squalid and famished looks show that the ravages of famine and distress are making inroads in every part of our cuuniy. True, many means ol employment have been devise J, and numbers are obtaining work, but whose wages are barely able to afford one meal in the day to their families."