The Leinster Independent, a Radical journal, announces that " the
campaign has already commenced in the Queen's County, and that the ensuing winter promises neat doings at the hands of 'rebellion ruf- fians.'" The same journal thus records the progress already made- " A few days since, the peaceable inhabitants of the parish of Killabin were alarmed by appearance of a large body of police, attended by the
Sheriff; who proceeded towards the chapel, to post tithe-notices on the part of the Venerable Archdeacon Stopford, commanding the
Reverend Mr. Hickey, parish priest, and twenty of his parishioners, to appear,befOre the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer on e the 31st day of October next."
Kinsale and its neighbourhood were, on Monday last, thrown into a state of the greatest alarm and confusion by the proceedings of John Hosford, Commissioner of Rebellion for the parish of Rincurran.
Parson Creagh took the field in person ; and, with " eyes right," over- looked the scene, it might have been, of slaughter. His son, the brava Captain, who, on a plea of ill-health, is on leave of absence from the
honourable service of his country, volunteered to lend his valorous aid on this unworthy occasion ; and, that it might be quite a family busi- ness, young Master Creagh made his debut, and was initiated in this very honest and honourable mode of eartling bread by the sweat of his neighbour's brow. The prowling party, consisting of these four, scented out the unfortunate farmer, John Mahony, of Watersland, who
was the object of attack. The wretched old man has been for many years weighed down with infirmity and sickness; he is so weak and
decrepid as to be scarce able to walk with a pair of crutches ; and,
calculating on his disabled condition, they marked him out as an easy prey. It was said (but who could suppose such an impiety) that they
began the pious work with prayer. On their approach, the women of the neighbourhood carried off the wretched cripple a few fields, but he was successfully pursued and captured. As the unfortunate old man could not move without assistance, efforts were cruelly made by them
to force him over hedges and ditches. At this stage of the business, it was found impossible to urge him on any further; and it became necessary to get a conveyance for the enfeebled and wretched creature. With difficulty he was deposited on the car, and brought into town amidst the execrations of an indignant people, having more the appear- ance of a dead man than a living being.-Cork Southern Reporter.