Dr. Crolly, the Primate of the Irish Roman Catholic Church, has fallen a victim to cholera: he died at Drogheda, on the 6th instant, after only nine hours' illness. Dr. Crony was a native of Downshire: he became a student, and afterwards a professor, in the College of Maynooth; whence he was promoted to the religious charge of the town of Belfast. In 1825 he succeeded Dr. M'Mullin in the Romish Bishopric of Down and Connor; and in 1835, on the death of Dr. Kelly, was raised to the Archbishopric of Armagh and the Primacy of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Dr. Crolly's amiable qualities, his charitable bearing, and his moderate and conciliatory political course, secured him universal esteem, and will cause his death to be universally mourned in Ireland. He was a firm supporter of the National Education system.
Mr. John Wood, Chairman, and Mr. Pressly, one of the Commissioners of the Board of Inland Revenue, were recently in Dublin, making arrange.. merits for the consolidation of Stamps and Excise. On Saturday last, Mr. Burrowes, many years Solicitor of Stamps, retired on a superannuation; and Mr. Swain, Solicitor of Excise, took charge of both departments as Irish Solicitor of Inland Revenue.—Dublin Correspondent of the Morning Chronicle.
The disputatious scenes usual at the Easter Vestry meetings in Dublin, gave place in some instances, this year, to a discussion of Sir Robert Peel's regeneration projects. In St. Mary's parish, after enthusiastic approval of the scheme from several orators, an unanimous vote of thanks to its author was passed.
Mr. W. Fagan, one of the Members for Cork City, in a letter to Major Ludlow Beamish, dated London, April 5, says—" Government will do no- thing for Irish railways, except give a loan of 300,0001. to the Mullingar line. I think Ireland should call out for Sir Robert Peel. He is the only man for the crisis."—Globe.
At the great fair of Mullingar, last week, there was an improved demand, and higher prices were paid, for store cattle and sheep.
The trial of Mr. Duffy recommenced on Tuesday, and seems to excite but little interest. Mr. Napier, Q.C., is engaged by the prisoner, in addition to Mr. Butt and Sir Colman OLoghlen. The Crown case was concluded on Wednesday afternoon, and Mr. Butt obtained leave to postpone his ad- dress till Thursday.
The convicts imprisoned in Monaghan Gaol attempted last week to overpower their guards and escape from prison. A turnkey entered a room where forty-one convicts were assembled, and locked himself in with them. The convicts set on him, and endeavoured to take by force the keys he had imprudently brought inside the room. He struggled for some time successfully, and alarmed his fellow custodians by shouts; but he was overpowered, and the door was opened with the keys before the other turnkeys could muster in sufficient strength. At last, some of these, armed, rushed against the prisoners, and after wounding many of them, drove theta all back into their room except two, who scaled the outer walls, and only surrendered on the discharge of guns over their heads. Ten men were wounded by the turnkeys—two very seriously.