5 MAY 1838, Page 8


According to a statement in the Standard abridged from official re- turns, the number of crimes committed in Ireland in the year 1837 was 27,396; of which 722 were homicides. In the ten Northern counties, comprising one-third of the entire population, the number was 5,60a—t1e homicides being 111. These figures indicate s dreg; ful state of society, even in the comparatively civilized parts si Ireland.

In the Dublin Court of Chancery, on Monday, in the long.litigaseg case of " the Reverend Edward Denny v. Mr. Daniel Connell, fsep the usual decree to account was pronounced against the defendant. On Saturday, the case had been argued ; when Mr. Litton stated that the defendant, by his answer to the bill, admitted that 1231., the sum claimed by the plaintiff for tithe composition, was due, but declined paying ; and that the clergyman was willing to take a decree fur pay. ment of the admitted sum rather than submit to the further expellee and delay of a reference to the Master. Mr. Pigott, counsel for Mr. O'Connell, prayed for delay until Monday, that he might communicate with defendant's solicitor in the mean time. The Chancellor panted the postponement. On Monday, Mr. Litton appeared for the plain. tiff ; but there was no appearance for Mr. O'Connell, and Chancellor granted the decree. Perhaps an explanation of the course adopted by


Mr. O'Connell in this case is to be found in his last letter addressed " to the Protestants of Ireland," in which he announces, that he will at once set the example of paying off all his tithe arrears, waving for the present all legal objections.— Times Dublin Correspondent.

Lord Mulgrave has refused to grant the applications made to him to shorten the imprisonment of Mr. T. Martin, M.P. for Galway. The application came from Mr. Martin's constituents.

The April meeting of the Curragh terminated on Saturday, it is said, in an open rupture between Earl Alulgrave and Earl !lewd]. The latter nobleman has said that be will never run a horse again at the Curragh while O'Alulgrave remains in Ireland ; and, further, that he is off the Irish turf altogether for the present. Another bitter quarrel took place between the Honourable Colonel We-terra and Mr. Tom Ferguson, the owner of the best horse at present in Ireland, Harkaway, On Thursday, according to a Turf Club rule, the hour of starting was postponed for half an hour, out of compliment to the Lord- Lieutenant. The run was for her Majesty's plate of 100 sovereigns; and it an thought Harkaway would walk over, as no horse on the Omagh can live with him. The Stewards ( Colonel Westenra and Earl Miltown) appeared at the starting-post ; and a horse of the gallant Colonel was started for the race ; and liarkaway, cantering at a distance, on his war to the post, he followed the other horse, arid ran in is clever second, notwithstanding the length of odds the other hot se had of him. Ferguson was deeply incensed at this "throw over ;" and, when he met the Colonel at the stand.house, he applied some epithets to bun and his brother Steward not fit for " ears polite " to hear. On consultation, it was agreed that Tom Ferguson should get the 100 sovereigns, on his withdrawing the offensive expressions ; which he did, and coolly pocketed the hundred. Ferguson with Ilarkaway won every stake worth having during the week ; and it is a remarkable fact, that the merit of this horse was discovered merely by accident. Ile drove hint for a considerable time as is hack, until one day, being at a loss fors trial horse, he put a boy on his back to give some young ones a gallop; and then it was ire found the hack was able to beat the best he had by five or six strides.—Moruing Post.