Captain Hoare, late of the Sixty-sixth Regiment, has prepared a plan
for distributing the Army in Ireland, so as to make it more efficient in the collection of tithes due to the clergy. He recommends the formation of 12,000 men in two equal divisions, with camp equipage, to be detached through the provinces in small parties, and to pitch a tent at every cabin-door, stable, or barn, where cattle are locked up, until water or provender is brought of necessity by the owner, when a legal entry may be effected, and seizure made.—Cork Heraid.
This Captain HOARE must be a precious simpleton. Even supposing that the Government were wicked and foolish enough to adopt his suggestion, and that the House of Commons could be induced to vote the money for the support of this standing army of tithe-collectors, the Irish peasantry would only laugh at their efforts. A pipe of one inch diameter, inserted through the thatched roof, would soon convey water enough to the cattle, and a pitch- fork would be the only instrument necessary to squeeze fodder enough through the numerous crevices in a poor Irishman's stable or cow-house. Then, we do not believe that the soldiery would keep a very strict look-out : if they did, it might so happen that their tent wiatid catch fire some night, when the wind blew hard iii the right direction.