17 APRIL 1852, Page 5


The Lord-Lieutenant received on Monday a deputation from the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland, who solicited his patronage in phrases which referred to " the great depression of the agricultural in- terest." Lord Eglinton received them cordially, and assented to their re- quest in a guarded written address. The Society held its great cattle-show at Dublin on Tuesday. At the dinner after the show, Lord Eglinton praised their stock, as equal in quality to any he had ever seen in Glasgow ; and went on, in a strain of warm identification with Irish interests, to state definitively that it is the intention of the present Government to retain the office of Lord-Lieu- tenant.

The census-returns relative to Carlow county have been published separately by the Census Commissioners. The population has fallen from 60,558 to 50,124; and the houses have decreased one-third.

A miserable squabble at Silmacoo in Wicklow, near the "Meeting of the Waters," has ended in murder. Hennessy, his wife, and two sieters, had a dispute with a man named Atkinson, about a passage through a little garden i belonging to the latter. The Hennessys declared they would use it as a short cut to their house ; Atkinson refused the accommodation, and built a wall round the ground. Hennessy's wife began to pick down the wall, and Atkinson pushed her away. Hennessy was sent for : he is a carpenter ; he came with the square foot of a table in his hand, and with it struck Atkinson several times, killing him on the spot. The homicide is in gaol on the Coro- ner's warrant, and his sisters have also been arrested.