The Catholic World, Vol. 34

The Catholic World, Vol. 34 : A Monthly Magazine of General Literature and Science; October, 1881, to March, 1882 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Catholic World, Vol. 34: A Monthly Magazine of General Literature and Science; October, 1881, to March, 1882 What with smoke and the lack of Openings the cabins of the poor are almost dark even at midday. Such, ye gentlemen of England, is a Donegal cabin in this present advanced year of grace, and in such a manner do thousands live within two days' journey of the capital of your mighty em pire. The fact, you will admit, is not one to boast of. I verily believe that Cetewayo would not have permitted his Zulus to be housed like these wretched people. Uniformly miserable as are the cabins, the misery of their inmates is a little diversified. In one place we find the mother pre paring - what do you thinkp - a dish of seaweed wherewith to flavor the Indian meal obtained from the relief funds I am not joking - God forbid! Her children have gone to the shore and gathered the stuff, and while I look on she prepares it for coercion, and the English press were holding up Ireland as an island of assassins, its own criminal records showed it to be in a state comparatively satisfactory. The following are a few cases in point: The chairman of the Cavan Quarter Sessions, in addressing the grand jury in March, 1881, declared that there had only been one year in the last eight or nine in which the criminal business was so light. In the County Louth there were but two cases at Quarter Sessions, and those both at the crown side of the court. At Tralee, in the County Kerry, the report states that there were only a few trivial cases and one of forcible entry. The summer assizes of 1880 are remarkable for the testimony of judges in all parts of the country as to the absence of crime. In Wexford there were only three cases to go before the grand jury; in Galway, a county situated in the centre of the poorest and most disturbed districts, only four; in Derry, five in Wicklow, one; in Donegal, five; in Louth, two; in the city of Cork, none. At Drogheda Judge Fitzgibbon declared that the complete absence of crime was not in any way owing to the inability of the police authorities to detect offences, for that ample supervision had been exercised and in North Tipperary, a district long celebrated for the excitable temper of its people, Judge o'brien said that he was happy to find there were no agrarian outrages at all. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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