INCREASE OF EJECTMENTS
At the recent quarter sessions of Thurles, county of Tipperary, nearly 270 ejectment processes were entered for adjudication -- many of them affecting several holdings derived under intermediate landlords, known by the designation of "middlemen" -- a class of half-proprietors which famine and poor-rates have nearly extinguished. In the Superior Courts at Dublin, also, an unprecedented number of ejectments have been brought during the present term, particularly in the Court of Queen's Bench, becuase in that court the forms are less expensive and tedious, inasmuch as the occupiers alone need to be served with copies of the ejectment notices, whilst, in the Common Pleas and Exchequer, all parties interested in the property must receive notice of the proceedings. Those ejectments apply to almost all parts of the south and west.
From all parts of the country emigration is still in progress, and shopkeepers and small traders, as well as farmers, are going off, although some unfavourable accounts have been received from persons who had sailed last spring of the prospects for emigrants in the United States, whither the tide of emigration has been flowing. The Clonment Chronicle has the following from a Cashel correspondent: "Vast numbers are still emigrating to America from this locality and the adjacent parts of the country. There is a strong objection against going to any British colony, solely on the ground that taxation is expected in all such locations. Some emigrants have a strong predilection for the mother colonies, but this is forced to yield to a sense of self-interest, and hence the preference is given to the United States. Land is, in and about this place, at a minimum, if any one can be found to take it. Thousands of acres are lying profitless; money is rapidly disappearing from amongst us; the farmers are grasping at all within reach, to enrich thereby a foreign land, where, they allege, neither barony constable nor rate collector will take their hard-earned gain."