13 MARCH 1841, Page 8


At the weekly meeting of the Repeal Association, on Monday, the- usual letter from Mr. O'Connell to "My dear Ray" was read, together- with an "hereditary bondsmen" letter to the Irish people. Lord Stanley's bill and other standing topics were diversified by an attack on, Mr. Colquhoun's motion to repeal the Maynooth College Acts.

A numerous meeting was held at Drogheda, on Sunday, for the pur- pose of petitioning Parliament against against Lord Stanley's bill. The account of the meeting speaks of "assembled thousands," who were very unanimous and enthusiastic.

A weekly meeting of the working-classes was held in the Fishamble Street Theatre, at Dublin, on Thursday week, for the encouragement or Irish manufactures. The speakers called upon their countrymen to adopt a practice which had been very beneficially employed in Scotland, of giving premiums for the best specimens of manufactures.

Lord Carew has communicated to his tenants in the Queen's County a request, amounting to an injunction, that they shall not neglect pre- paring themselves, so far as they are qualified, for registering their votes upon the next opportunity. Notwithstanding all difficulties an& obstructions, the Liberal proprietors of the Queen's County could, by a. little exertion, place the popular interests beyond all danger. The example of the Ladies Fitzpatrick and the Marquis of Lansdowne should not have been lost on them so long. That of Lord Carew is now added—Kilkenny Journal.

At King's County Assizes, on the 5th instant, Thomas Colgan and Michael Doherty were indicted for firing at Mr. Biddulph, in September last. The crime arose out of the common cause, an ejectment case. The prisoners set up a defence of alibi; and so far succeeded, that on Monday, when the Jury were called upon for their decision, they could not agree to a verdict. They were locked up till next day, and then still unable to decide, they were discharged by the Judge. The trial will be renewed at the next Assizes.

At Longford Assizes, Michael and Henry Cordial, Edward Gallagher, John Rogers, and James M`Dowell, were charged with the murder of uorciial, brother of the two first-named prisoners. The de- ceased had been bitten in June last by a mad dog ; and a man in the county, who was considered to be somewhat skilful in such matters, having applied a remedy, he was considered out of danger. In De- cember, however, be became raving mad, and suffered the greatest tortures. The prisoners, who were all of them his near relatives, in order to put him out of pain placed him between two beds, pressing with all the strength they could, until he was suffocated. The motives. which had actuated them induced the Court, upon the Jury return- ing a verdict of "Guilty of Manslaughter," to pass the nominal sen- tence of a week's imprisonment.