A meeting of the Irish Conservative Society was held in
Dublin o Tuesday. Mr. Boyton harangued at great length on the persecutio of the Protestant's; but little business was done. Complaints we made of the amount of subscriptions in arrear.
That most extraordinary personage, the Reverend Marcus Beresfor has addressed a letter to the Orangemen of the county of Cavan, statin it." to be the intention of their steadfast and warmest friends to call o the High Sheriff to convene a meeting of the Protestants of this coun on an early day. It is expected (continues the Reverend Marcus), tha from 20,000 to 30,000 loyal men will then be assembled in Cavan ; an we purpose taking such steps for the preservation of our property, rdi gion, and lives, as may then seem best. The Government of thi country is not friendly to Protestants; and we may be assured we wil be watched, and our meeting, if possible, dispersed. There will b horse, foot, and police assembled in Cavan ; and if we in any wa transgress the law, we shall be put down. Do not in any way trans gress the law ; it may be cruel, but you must submit. Come eve man amongst you to this meeting that is of age to think for himself leave nothing but women and children at home. Let us show the Government, that we have in this county a body of 40,000 men, a brave as ever walked on grass, determined to uphold the Protestan religion as long as a drop of blood is in their veins. Let neither shot nor music be heard, nor colour seen, on the day of our great meeting."
The Member for Oldham arrived yesterday at Kingstown, by th Holyhead packet. He was received on his landing by General Si
George Cockburn, Mr. Finn, M.P., and several other personal friends. After stopping for a short time at the residence of Mr. Finn, Mr.
Cobbett set out for Shanganagh, the magnificent seat of General Cock- burn, near Bray : there he will remain until Thursday next, when he will make his public entry into Dublin. The committee are making
arrangements to render it as effective as possible, and to mark, by his reception, the gratitude of the Irish people for his honest and disin- terested Llvocacy of their claims.—Dublin Register of Tuesday.
It is, we are given to understand, now almost beyond a doubt, that Mr. Sergeant Perrin is to be the new Attorney- General, and that Mr. Blackburne will accept the judicial vacancy in the King's Bench. — Stewart's Dublin Dispatch.
Dr. Bisset, Bishop of Raphoe, died on the 5th instant, at his family seat in Aberdeenshire. The Bishop of Derry, Dr. Ponsonby, succeeds to the patronage of the see of Raphoe with the ecclesiastical superin- tendance. The temporalities of the see go to the Ecclesiastical Fund. The Bishop of Derry has the option of possessing the see-house, Raphoe Castle, of which it is expected he will avail himself, the Derry palace being far inferior to Raphoe Castle.
Yesterday week, there was a very numerous meeting at Carrick-on- Suir' to take measures for establishing a branch of the National Bank in that town. Mr. John Ponsonby, son of Lord Duncannon, presided, and many gentlemen of property and influence in the county of Water- ford took pint in the proceedings of the meeting.
We would suggest that the Roman Catholic Clergy should appoint some intelligent persons in their respective parishes, who know their localities, and see that each census-taker has done his duty, otherwise there will be a discrepancy in their returns which will hereafter occa- sion much confusion. Parsons are working heaven and earth to swell the numbers of their followers ; and we know of instances where they are even lending their congregations to each other, in order that they may be able to prove, if necessary, that so many persons attended at church on such a day : to wit, in Maryborough, on Sunday week, the congregation numbered upwards of I800, though it is well known that the Protestant population of that parish does not amount to one .half of this number.— Carlow Morning Post.
On Friday night last week as Mr. James Scarlett, member of the Common Council of Dublin, was coming home from Sir R. Baker's, where he had been dining, be was met, between the hours of eleven and twelve o'clock, near the demesne of Sir Coghill Coghill, Bart. by a soldier, named Alexander M'Crea, of the Thirty-fifth Regiment of Foot, who drawing his bayonet, and presenting it to the breast of tire homeward-hound pedestrian, demanded, in very peremptory terms, his money or his life. Mr. Scarlett, who had a bundle of the books be- longing to the Corporation under his arm, immediately dropped them, and declared that he had no cash about him at the time. The military footpad, after ascertaining that the relinquished brindle contained nothing of voile, proceeded to search the pockets of his victim, in which he discovered nothing but a pair of spectacles. He next attempted to take off his hat, suspecting that of consequence might be discovered in it ; and while his attention was momentarily taken .off from the direction of the bayonet, Mr. Scarlett struck him a violent blow on the chest, by which the soldier was thrown backward on one knee ; and when he recovered himself from his declining position, be considered it better to give leg-bail for the rest of the adventure. The
entire transaction occurred near the Police-station of Druincondra; where Mr. Scarlett immediately gave a report of the matter. The soldier was secured ; and was fully Identified, on Saturday, by Mr. Scarlett, at the Henry Street Police.office, where he was brought up for examination, and committed for trial.—Dublin Freeman's Journal.
On Wednesday week, as Mr. T. Ryan, a Roman Catholic Magis- trate of Limerick county, was returning home in his gig from the fair of Hospital, he was met by four armed men disguised ; one of whom seized the reins, and, calling out to Mr. Ryan to make his will, pre- sented a pistol, which he fired. This shot did not take effect. The aged gentleman, however, was not permitted to escape ; another of the party took deliberate aim, and lodged a ball in the side of his unhappy victim. The assassins then, supposing that they had effected their purpose, allowed the servant to drive on ; and Mr. Ryan reached his home in a most languid state, having bled profusely on the way. Medical aid was immediately procured, but we understand that there is no hopes of his recovery. '1 his is the second attack that has been made on this gentleman ; the former one being at the close of the last election for this county, in which Mr. Ryan took an unpopular part. The cause assigned for the present attack h, that he was taking proceedings to eject a number of his tenantry. Mr. Ryan is an extensive land- bolder.—Limerick Star.