6 JANUARY 1866, Page 9

The Fenian trials have ended. The last ringleader has been

sentenced to five years' imprisonment, and the Government, it is said, do not intend to prosecute the remainder. They are still, however, taking extraordinary precautions, accumulating troops in Dublin, and generally acting as if they either suspected danger, or were afraid lest the excessive panic should lead the menaced upper class to take matters into their own bands. The latter is the more probable solution of the mys- tery. An Orange conspiracy would be just as dangerous as a Fenian one.