30 SEPTEMBER 1865, Page 1

The priests in Ireland hate Fenianism, and denounce it, which

is very proper and convenient, but they think the most effective denunciation is abuse of the American Government, which is in- convenient and improper. Archdeacon O'Reilly, for example, while warning his flock on Sunday against " the brotherhood," found it necessary to assert that the Americans had in their war placed the Irish in the front, to be " mown down like grass, thus sheltering themselves from the fire of the enemy," and that the generals who had led the victims were now pensioned by that " black Republic." Is not that a perfect specimen of Irish reason- ing? Irishmen go to America, rise to be generals, behave well, and are pensioned, and therefore the Union is a " black Republic" and hostile to Irishmen.