3 APRIL 1847, Page 7


The certainty of the near approach of a searching poor-law, according to a letter from Loughtrea in the Ballinasloe Star, is beginning to be felt. The landlords of Kilrecele are to meet on the 5th of April, for the purpose of considering the best means of providing employment for their people, so as to reader them independent of out-door relief.

The Bandon workhouse was closed on the 24th of March against fur- ther admissions,, in consequence of the increase of disease among the inmates.

The Dublin Pilot publishes a letter from Mr. Grogan, M.P., addressed to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, which contains some important state- meats- "The number of destitute Irish who have immigrated into Liverpool is repre- sented as amounting to several thousands (40,000); most if not all of these poor persons come from the Southern and Western districts of Ireland. When the new Poor-law for Ireland shall have passed, they will be sent back to that country. Sir G. Grey stated this to be the intention of the authorities in Liverpool, today. Axis all probability-the greater number of them will be landed in Dublin, this be- cotnes a question of the most vital importance to the ratepayers of the city. View- ing it in this light, I had an interview with the Attorney-General for England on the subject. The Government, admitting the weight of the charge likely to fall upon Dublin, are still unwilling to entail upon Ireland all the litigation and expenses consequent upon a settlement law as existing here; but would be willing, I think, to consider any proposal whereby Dublin and the other seaports may be relieved from this burden, too certain to fall on them, without the concomitant evils re- sulting from the English law of settlement. I thought it my duty, therefore, to call your immediate attention to this subject, in the hope that some plan may be devised whereby this object can be attained; and, if possible, it may be introduced into the measure now before the House."

The Mayo Constitution contributes this addition to the numerous list of abuses on public works- " An instance of the improper distribution of labour may be gathered from the following; and we may add, that in these localities hundreds of starving creatures have been refused tickets, while the following have got several. Edward Walsh, Ballyconlon, Relief Committee Crossmolina, possessed of 9 cows and 14 sheep; Barfly Gibbon, Rathcreavy, Relief Committee Crossmolina, 2 cows, 11 sheep; Pat. Frazer, Killyden, Relief Committee Louisburgh, 1 cow, 15 sheep, 1 horse; Thomas Fennaghty, Ballybeg, Relief Committee Bettina, 2 heifers, 1 cow, 1 sheep and lamb, rent paid; T. Duffy, Aughagour, Relief Committee Aughagour, 1 horse, 20 sheep, 4 cows; Thomas Daffy, Aughagoar, Relief Committee Aughagour, 20 sheep, 6 cows; 1 calf, 1 horse; Pat Duffy, Derrynacrather, Relief Committee Aughagour, 15 sheep; John Devitt, Killydooha, Relief Committee Lonisburgh, 4 cows, 2 sheep, 2 horses, plenty of oats and potatoes, and but for the works would have his ground tilled; Edward O'Neil, Relief Committee Kilmeena, 5 sheep, 2 cows; Anthony Malone, Errifr, Relief Committee Aughagour, 80 sheep, 7 cows, 8 calves, 1 horse (has mid some of his sheep); James Midale, Killydooha, Relief Committee Lonisburgh, 6 sheep, 6 cows, 1 horse; James Henaghan, Cam, Relief Committee Belmallet, 14 sheep, 3 cows, 2 horses, and 2 hundredweight of oats." Since his arrival in Dublin, M. Soyer has been actively engaged in an- perintendity the making of his economical soup; of which the flavour is highly praised. The first model soup-kitchen is erected in front of the Bed Barracks.

„Monday's meeting at Conciliation Hall acquired some, interest from the presence of Mr. John O'Connell; who brought a few family subscription..

In one of his spectates the Member for Kilkenny alluded despondingly to his father's health: he spoke of his having gone to try- the " last hope," Mn John commented on, the proceedings of Government; with which, especially in reference to the new Poor-law Bill, he was not at all satisfied. He intimated, that if Sir Robert Peel would come forward to feed the Watt people, he would at once go to London and vote for hint. Rent, 30L

The Southern Reporter of Cork mentions a remarkable illustration of the gene- ral misery. " Within our recollection there never was an assizes in Cork the business of which was of so unimportant a character, or so completely devoid of public interest. In the Criminal Court nine-tenths of the prisoners plead guilty; and the Law-officers of the Crown appear to be at a loss to know how to dispose of them. The Crown Solicitor states that the apprehension among them is, not lest they should be found guilty, but lest they should be acquitted; and that he has felt it his duty to make a special report on the subject to the Government. Such is the crowded state of the gaol, and the prevalence of sickness among the prisoners, that the Court is morning and evening fumigated with chloride of lime."

At the present Assizes for the county, a prisoner, who was on trial for a felony, was observed to give the sign of the Riband fraternity to one of his jurors, which was duly answered. The evidence in support of the charge was very strong, bat the accused was acquitted.—Cork Examiner.

At the Kildare Assizes, on Saturday, Catherine Colgan was convicted of the wilful murder of Margaret Form, a woman upwards of ninety years of age of the 22d of February. The convict was sentenced to be executed on the 28d of April, at Athy. The object of the murder was, to obtain the cabin in which the deceased lived, and three-quarters of an acre of laud attached to it.

Roe, the man who was shot during the attack on Mr. Prim and the Policeman at Kells, has died of his wound. He had confessed, not only that he was one of the band of murderers, but that he fired the first shot: it does not appear, how- ever, that he betrayed his associates.