16 NOVEMBER 1844, Page 8



A few more curious traits of Mr. O'Connell's awakened activity are brought by the Dublin mail of Thursday. The Liberator is about to re8stablish, on a more extensive sale than ever, the "Arbitration Courts." This purpose is announced in a letter, written on the 10th in- stant, to Dr. Gray, whom Mr. O'Connell invites to be his lieutenant in carrying out the project, as Dr. Gray is not a member of the Repeal ' Association, and the plan "must have no connexion whatever with the Association." Dr. Gray reverently accepts Mr. O'Connell's invitation to join him " in setting the Crown lawyers and their prompter at de- fiance."

Among other letters which fly from Darrynane just now to all parts of Ireland, is one, addressed to the Reverend J. B. Roche of Galway, which shows that O'Connell's last change took about two days in the brewing. To Mr. Roche be writes, on the 6th—" The declaration of the Federalists is daily expected "—"I have reason to hope that . . . . we shall obtain not only the restoration of a domestic Parliament, but some- thing more—that is, a fair share in Imperial concerns" ; with other ex- pressions indicative of a still surviving "preference for the Federative plan." However, before the letter is closed, he says—" I do myself- want to go no further than simple Repeal " ; and by the 8th, as we have already seen, he had resolved to forget this Federalist "interlude.'

The Cork Examiner says that a Repeal Magistrate has received a. catechizing circular, which indicates some new Anti-Repeal movement- on the part of Government ; probably a fresh dismissal of Magistrates..

The Dublin Evening Post states, that at a general meeting of the Irish Roman Catholic Prelates, which began its sittings on Tuesday, some parts of the Charitable Bequests Act were strongly condemned—the Prelates being backed by the Pope's judgment on the points. The Post adds, that it has been officially intimated that the objectionable parts of the Act will be modified in the next session of Parliament.