1 DECEMBER 1866, Page 1

The Fenian movement has suddenly revived. Stephens has left America,

and the Association has, it is believed, decided on an immediate rising. This at least seems to be the impression of the Government, which is quietly strengthening the garrison of Ireland, seizing cases of rifles imported as hardware, and arrest- ing Americanized Irishmen, among others a Head Centre named Sullivan, who has been allowed to escape once. The country people in several districts are said to be expecting a signal, and in fact, we are once more in presence of all the signs of Irish insurrection. The Government is aware, of course, of all the plans of the conspirators, but we would recommend the local authorities in Liverpool, Bristol, London, and Glasgow to keep a. sharp look-out for information, and to be ready to quell the first symptoms of a riot.