24 SEPTEMBER 1836, Page 4


At a meeting of the National Association on the 13th, it was an- nounced that the "Justice Rent" for the week amounted to 3781. Even the poorest parishes in Ireland are sending in considerable contri- butions to this fund : the little village of Kilkullen, on the road from Dublin to Kilkenny, sent 531.

The Dublin Trades Union held a meeting on Tuesday ; when the conduct of Mr. Feargus O'Connor in abusing Mr. O'Connell, in speeches at the Finsbury Universal Suffrage Club, and in letters to the newspapers, was taken into consideration. It appeared that Mr. O'Connor bud stated in one of his letters, that the Trades Union was on his side and approved of his conduct : but this was denied by every- body present ; and a resolution was passed, expressive of unbounded confidence in Mr. O'Connell, and assuring Mr. O'Connor that his proceedings had not cost the Union a moment's thought. -All the speakers reprobated the conduct of Feargus; and one of them inti- mated that his violent Ultra-Radicalism was symptomatic of approach- ing desertion to the Tories. On Monday, there was a numerous meeting of the Reformers of

Wicklow, in the town of Wicklow, convened by Mr. John Parnell, High-Sheriff of the county, to petition the King again to recommend to Parliament the reform of the Irish Corporations. Earl Fitzwil- liam proposed the resolution, and was the principal speaker. In the course of his speech, he strongly recommended patience and tranquillity, and assured the meeting that the general feeling among Englishmen was to do justice to Ireland- " You will not forget (said Lord Fitzwilliam) that noble:speech which the Lord- Lieutenant made in the county of Wexford, in which he said, that if Ireland were a justice-loving nation, the English were a law- loving nation ; mat it is to the combined love of justice and law that we must look for tranquillity, prosperity, and social happiness. It is impossible for me not to express, upon the prcsmt occasion, the gratification which I have felt at being present at this meeting—at witnessing the spirit by which it appears to me to be animated ; and, give me leave to say, that if there are any of our countrymen upon the other side of the Chaunel who are so misguided, so misinformed, so much under the influence of ignorant prejudices, as to make unjust aspersions against the people of Ireland, believe me that those are not the opinions and the feelings of the great mass of your English countrymen. Ti ust me for saying, that if there was a meeting held at York, the dinner at Suffolk would not be reechoed by the people there. Such bigoted opinions are the statements of partisans, fur party purposes, and to justify their own party proceedings ; but they are not, depend upon it, the feelings of the great majority of the people of England.

There were upwards of 10,000 persons at this meeting, all of whom were peaceable and orderly in their demeanour.

Arrangements have been made by the Marquis of Conyngham for having every qualified tenant on his estates in Donegal registered as a freeholder. The apathy of Lord Leitrim with regard to the registra- tion of his tenantry is not a little surprising. We learn that of the whole body, which is most numerous, there is only one entered on the freeholders' list. In the public spirit of Lord Clements we have much confidence : but what is he about ?-Londonderry Journal.