10 DECEMBER 1859, Page 5


Fourteen Irish Members, ITItraniontanists and Derbyites, have signed a requisition calling for a public meeting to give an authoritative re- sponse to the pastoral directed against the system of National Education. The Cork _Reporter says that it has required two bishops to bring each member to the post, or, deducting Tories and open Ifttaninontanists, it has required four. Where are the Roman Catholic nobility and gentry, where the Roman Catholic Judges, and country. gentlemen ?

Lord Castlerosse has written a letter declining to sign a requisition for a meeting at Killarney to demonstrate sympathy with the Pope. Lord Castlerosse deeply sympathizes with the Pontiff of Rome, and desires to see his temporal power preserved, but, he says--

"I cannot, however, conceal from myself, that the calling together large masses of the rural population in country districts, may (without giving additional weight to the expression of sympathy with the Holy Father) be construed into a menace to the home, and possibly to a foreign Govern- ment, and also give rise to alarm and distrust in the minds of our fellow- subjects who ditter from us in religious opinions."

A monster demonstration at Cork on behalf of the Pope produced Striking and instructive effects, showing how the Cullen policy works. A Roman Catholic prelate presided; the speakers were Mr. Maguire, Mr. Pope Hennessy, and a priest or two and some local notables. The temper of the gathering may be learned from these specimens.

Mr. Maguire—" Are we to allow the temporal power of the Pope to be stripped from him ?" (Loud applause.) Mr. Bernard Sheehan—" We will fight for him." (Loud cheers.) A Voice in the gallery—" And we'll tell Palmerston so." (Renewed cheering.) Mr. Maguire*" Is there any reason why that temporal power, which has conferred such inestimable blessings on mankind, should cease ? ("No, no! never.") Who are its aggressors ? " Mr. Sheehan—" Lord John Russell." (Deep groans and hisses.) A Voice—" Palmerston and his hell crew." (Yelling.) Mr. Maguire—" Protestants—(desp groans)--Prolestants think the Pa- pacy ought to be upset, because if it was upset Protestantism would be uni- versal throughout the earth." (Loud shouts of "Ni, no I") Dean Murphy—" Contrast Leo X., Paula IV. and V., Pius IV. and V., Gregory XVI., with the Monarchs of England—the Henries, the Charlesea, the Georges—monsters of bigotry, lust, and imbecility, until the list was closed by her present gracious Majesty—(groans)—who has commenced a new dynasty and has given an example of virtue.' [Here the loud cries of "No, no!' and other expressions of disapproval rendered the speaker in- audible except to those in his vicinity.] A Voice—" She starved two millions of Irish." ("Hear, hear !" and groans.) Mr. John Pope Hennessy, M.P.—" Who has been the cause of the diffi- culty and distress with which the Pope is at present surrounded ? I will tell you in one word—England." (Loud and prolonged groans.) A Voice—" Carlisle and his party." (Groans.) Another Voice—" The English Whigs." (Deep groans.) Mr. H,enneesy—" The English Government has not acted in the spirit of truth and justice. Now, fellow-citizens of Cork—fellow Catholics, we are here to express our sympathy; but, if necessary, there is something more than sympathy to be shown.' ("Hear, hear ! " and tremendous cheering.) A Voice—" '‘Ve'll fight for him." (Cheers.) Another Voice—" We'll give our bone and sinew." (Renewed cheers.) The Dublin Court of Queen's Bench has been the scene of a breach of promise trial, which resulted in a verdict of 5001. damages against a Mr. Hugh Stewart, a young gentleman of property, living at Holy wood, Bel- fast. Stewart has married a Miss Hope. We have heard that other actions will be brought against him.

The murdering season seems to have fairly begun in Ireland. Two mere murders were reported on Wednesday. On Sunday, Lawrence Kelly, a farmer, living near Athlone' was shot dead while eating his dinner, by an assassin who fired through the window. In the second ease, a constable, Holden by name, had privately married, contrary to rule. Inquiries were made, and it turned out that he had been married before. He was there- upon reduced in rank and pay. 1PCIelland, a constable, was sent to tell him this, whereupon Holden shot him dead. Holden next laid a trap for his sub-inspector, assailed him with a dagger and severely wounded him. He then mounted the inspector's horse and tied. He has been arrested at Dundalk.

A cruel scene has been acted in Wicklow. The agent of Lord Fitz- william's estates desired to "square" two farms, and taking from a tenant Behan to give to a tenant Boland. For this purpose the agent sent men to resume possession of both farms. On Boland's farm they met with no resistance, but had some ado to take formal possession of the other. When it was accomplished, Boland, an old man of seventy-five, was brought up to take possession of the field. Behan' his wife, and two young women resisted, Mrs. Behau handling a pitchfork in a dangerous manner. Between the two parties Boland was pulled, pushed, and hauled about until he broke a blood-vessel and died. Behan lain custody, charged with manslaughter.