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THE STATE PRISONERS.

SALE or O'CONNELI.'S BOOKS.

THE ILLJIAN CATHOLIC PRIMACY.

WHOLESALE EVICTIONS.

DISTRESS IN THE MIDLAND COUNTIES.

THE BANTllY UNION.

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THE BANTllY UNION. Taking for its data a document drawn up by some influential gentleman of the district, the Cork hxaminer scarcely exagger- ates when it states that the affairs of the hapless union of Ban- try are come to a dead lock, and that it now vies in misery with Skibbereen itself, both being the Minister types of Ballinrobe. Here are a few figures illustrative of its coilditioii The population of this union in 1841 was estimated at 50,764 souls. But, owing to the joint operation of extermination and emigration, famine and plague, we may not be very far from the cxaet figure when we set down the present population at 4;>,0OO. Of these, one-half are known to be in a state of actual destitution. Limiting the destitution to one-lialf of the population—which is, we fear, narrowing it into too small a compass we have the fact that the half comparatively sound is supposing the half notori- ously unsound. Each man of those not yet reduced to absolute destitution has another man saddled on his back. The numhers relieved a few days ago, including in .door and out-door paupers, was 15,700; but it is ascertained that the numbers positively in need of this relicfmny be set down as 2,000 more. or 17,700—the cost of whose support would, at a muderale calculation, amount, to £ 2.3,000. Let us sec how the union is in a position to bear this enormous drain on its resources. The valuation struck in 1843 Was £ 37,206, which, it is contended by the ratepayers, was cnor- mous, and out of all proportion to the real value; which, from various causes well known to be in operation, may now be set down at £ 25,000. Were relief given to those who stand in need of it, every penny of ibis fair valuation would be absorbed in in- door porridge and out-door Indian meal. But a margin is allowed, and it is said, suppose the valuation to be really £ ,>0,000, what then ? Why, that less than £ 5,000 would remain to meet in- terest upon incumbrances, fiscal burdens, allowances, losses, and the support of owners." Let us look a little fun her into the affairs of this union. It is enormously in debt—indent to contractors for food and necessaries—in debt 10 the officers, for their snlaries- in debt to the Government, for recent advances. At a round sum, the debt may be set down at £ 12,000.' This is entirely a -Poor- ltt\N' (tef)t, lot include a sbilling ofwhai the union owes on account of advances under the Labour-rate Act.

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THE NEW HUNGARIAN TARIFF.

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COLONIAL GOVERNMENT.

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COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.