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Mr. Cardwell on Wednesday received in Dublin Castle a deputation from a body of teachers of the National Schools, who complain of the smallness of their present salaries, and suggest such an increase as would enable them to devote all their time to the instruction of the chil- dren committed to their tuition. After a brief discussion the Chief Se- cretary stated that the subject should be duly considered sending in the next estimates to the Treasury. The deputation, he said, were quite right in submitting their views on the question, so as to enable him to be prepared to communicate with the Treasury, if required, when the time came round for considering the estimates.

It is the practice in the Belfast Union to cause the scriptures to be read by the children from nine to half-past nine each morning. They are read "without note or comment;" the authorized and the Douay version being provided for the purpose. The Roman Catholic Chaplain has, in a Memorial addressed to the Poor Law Commissioners, pretested against

the practice on the ground that the Roman Catholic Church does not permit private interpretation • that the guardians have no right to direct what religious instruction the Roman Catholic inmates shall receive ; and that the practice is contrary to the spirit of the law.

The Dublin Gautk of last night announces that her Majesty has ap- pointed Mr. David Lynch, Q.C. to be one of the judges of the Court of Bankruptcy and Insolvency in Ireland.

The Belfast Xewsktter gives the following particulars of a decided " cape " of revivalism in Belfast.

"On Saturday evening last a young woman named Anne Devlin, re- siding in Hunter's Row, off Piskerton's Row, fell off in this state at 11 e'elcick, as she had previously stated she would do. There was no clock or i

other timepiece in the house n which she could be in anywise guided; and yet at the hour which she had named she fell over into a state of uncon- sciousness to all around, although not of inertion. She was to all appear- ance quite deaf and speechless, while her countenance was lighted up with a glow of joy and radiant smiles which baffle description. Her Bible and hymn-hook lay on her bed, and with her eyes perfectly closed she turned over the leaves of these books with a rapidity which could not be ap- proached by any one in a conscious state, and in them pointed out the most appropriate passages and hymns. As for instance, she signed with her hand the crowning of the Saviour with a crown of thorns, and quick as thought she turned over the leaves of the Bible, and marked with her finger the passage—' They platted acrown of thorns, and put it about his head,' &c. This, and many other portions of Scripture she turned to just as she required to refer to them, although she could see nothing. She also invariably selected a hymn to suit the portion of Scripture. Before falling into this state she stated she would recover at 11 o'clock on Sunday night. At that hour last night her poor' miserable residence was filled. with all classes. At that hour she began to give signs of returning to her usual state, and at about half-past 11 she was quite restored to consciousness and the use of her speech. Before recovering she pointed out Zechariah vi., 2-8 inclusive. The reader will readily see the appropriateness of the passage by referring to the Book.' She also pointed out the hymn by Charles Wesley, be- ginning :— Glory to God, whose sovereign grace

Has animated senseless stones.

The force of these verses and their applicability to the present revival will at once be seen by any one who will refer to the hymn. These portions of the Word of God and of the hymn book she turned to while wholly desti- tute of the power or use of sight. On recevering her first act was to pray that God might make her useful in bringing others to the Saviour, and might preserve herself from ever becoming a castaway.' This girl is in great poverty, and is an object of Christian aarity."

A demonstration in favour of Mr. William Smith O'Brien and his son Edward was made in Armagh, on the evening of Friday week. They stopped at the Chakemont Arms Hotel, and a large number of persons assembled opposite the hotel and gave many hearty cheers in honour of Mr. O'Brien, who repaid their attention by uttering the following curious speech.

"Fellow Countrymen,—I am not come among von on any political mis- sion, or with any political purpose. I have latterly begun to study the his- tory and language of our country, which I too much neglected in my youth, and in the books which I perused I found that Armagh was a classic spot, possessing many relics of the ancient greatness and grandeur of Ireland. I had read that in her cathedral were deposited the mortal remains of Brian the Brave ; that near the city was the site of Eamhain Macha, the seat of the Kings of Ulster, and near it, too, dwelt the Red Branch Knights, one of the noblest orders of chivalry which ever existed, and I was anxious to see all that could be seen of those remains. Furthermore, / had another in- terest in your city. My father was educated at your Royal School, and there imbibed those principles which, twenty years after, caused him to-vote against the Union. I had read also of the neighbouring town of Dungannon, of the glorious convention of the volunteers, and their declaration that no power on earth should make laws for this country but the King, Lords, and Commons of Ireland ; and, if there be any Protestants within hearing, I tell them they should be proud of such ancestors. Well, ha'sing- visited that town, I could not return home without coming here also. My visit is not political, but, at the same time, I must tell you that I still hold the prin- ciples which caused me to join the Repeal Association in 1844. (Mum) I have come among you that I might record your progress, and it gives me pleasure to say that Tyrone and Armagh are in advance of most places that I have seen. [A voice= Especially in jury and bench- packing.'] I know nothing of your local affairs, but what I have seen convinces me that you have made great social progress ; and I trust you are all alive to the importance of that question so interesting to the te- nantry of Ireland—the tenant-right, which will protect the farmer from being evicted without full compensation for his improvements. While going through your city, I was pleased to see, and I congratulate you on, the effort you are making to raise what will be one of the most beautiful religious edifices in Ireland—the Roman Catholic cathedral. I hope it will not be erected solely for the use of the city of Armagh, but be a great na- tional edifice and if you complete it as you have begun, it will be one of

the finest of kind in Ireland—a worthy rival of the older institution en a neighbouring hill. God grant that we shall soon see the day in Ire- land when every man will extend to his fellows that liberty which he claims for himself—when the Protestant and Roman Catholic will not envy each other, but live as good citizens ; and I am sure if the Protestant exhibited that feeling to the Roman Catholic, the Roman Catholic would honestly re- ciprocate it. In America, I saw some of the most splendid religious edifices raised by voluntary contribution and mutual assistance, and there was no jealousy among the people—no special claim for the ascendancy of one over the other. I hope we shall one day see such a state of things in Ireland, and we shall then have the best guarantee for peace and advancement. As I said before, I have not come among you for any political purpose, and I will not detain you further than to thank you for the welcome you have given me."

In the evening the mots amused themselves by firing tar barrels, which the police.were employed in extinguishing.

The Tittles publishes the following letter, signed "Patrick Malone, P.P. Belmullet, county of Mayo, August 27. It describes a painful incident, which demands explanation :— " On the 12th instant the sub-sheriff of the county, with a large escort of police, proceeded to the town-lands of Fallmore and Blacksod, the pro- perty of the Reverend W. Palmer(distant about fifteen miles from this town), and commenced to evict under a writ for non-title. The work of demo- lition continued until forty-eight families had been left honseless and home- less, the bare walls only of their little houses being left to stand. It is im- possible to describe the whole scene as it occurred. When the several little articles of furniture were flung out upon the streets, and the roofs came

tumbling to the ground, the cries and the screams and the frenzied ex- clamations that rent the air are more easily imagined than described. The r people had to take shelter in ditches, and in the old ruins of a neigh- uring churchyard. Their condition up to this moment is most deplor- able. One poor woman, the wife of Denis Murphy, under the exposure of the night, was seized with the pangs of travail, and was compelled to seek i admittance to a cab, where eighteen others had taken shelter also. These unfortunate creatures are now constructing huts for themselves on the most novel sites and plans that intellectual beings could ever think of. Through the kindness of a neighbouring tenant they are permitted to use the wild rocky shore of the Atlantic for that purpose. There a line of 'shanties' has been erected, and I am thoroughly convinced that the next equinoctial gales, should they come from the south-west, will cause them to be washed away by the angry breakers, which are wont to roll in upon that shore at all times. The following vn'll give you an idea of these curious dwellings. I visited the place on the 22d instant, in company with a gentleman from London, and what I state is the result of accurate observation made on that occasion. Pat Gaughan, with five in family ; Mary Gaughan, with five in family ; and Anne Gaughan, with three in family ; making in all la; all live in one cabin, the dimensions of which are 17 feet long, 7 feet broad, and 5 feet high (to the top of the roof). Samuel Walker, seven in family,, house 13 feet long, 7 feet wide, 5 feet high ; height of door' 3 feet. John Curduff, five in family ; James Walker, six in family ; both live in the same cabin of 14 feet long, 7 feet broad, and 5 feet high; door, 3 feet high. Owen Lavelle, four in family ; house 9 feet by 9 feet, and 5 feet high ; door, 3 feet high. Such is the character of the dwellings these poor creatures intend to use during the winter. They are, moreover, made with- out mortar, and none of them has a door. You may judge how I and my friend had to observe& sitting posture while under the roof of each of them. They all seem totally destitute of comfort, not having even the appearance of a bed or bedding. The following are the names of those, with their

evicted on the town-land of Fallmore on that occasion :—

"John M'Intire, 9 in family ; John Early, 8 ; Pat Gaughan, 5; Mary Gaughan, 5; Anne Gaughan, 3; Samuel Walker, 7; James Walker, 6; John CurdniA 5; Owen Lavelle, 4; Antony Monaghan, 3; Mary Lannon, '2; Richard Barret, 2; John Shealone 5; Catherine Lavelle, 3; Grace Id ‘Gaven' 4; James Cain, 4; John Malley, 4; John Malley (second), 5; Michael Lavelle, 8; Michael Monaghan, 5; Pat Lavelle, J; Thomas Heffrin, 7; Denis Keegan, 3; John Keegan, 2; Antony Keegan, 4; Ellen Keegan, I; George lit'Loghlin 6; Peter Geoghan, 3; Denis Murphy, 3; John Monaghan, 4; Catherine 'Ffeffrin, 2'; William Monaghan, 4; Antony Murphy, 3, John Lavelle, 4; Sohn Cain, 6; Owen Cain, 6; John M'lllan- mon, 5; John Hare, 6; and Anne Cain, 5.

The strike in Dublin is at an end. hi Belfast the labourers employed by the harbour commiesioners have struck work in consequence of their demands for a higher rate of wages having been refused, and have not yet returned to their very arduous toil.

Daniel Lynch, a farmer, has been murdered near Macrooiae, County Cork, as he was driving home. It is supposed that his murderers expected a booty, but itis not stated whether they found any.

Julia, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Lame, Madras Fusiliers, a child twelve years of age, was burnt to death at her father's house, ja.nemoutit, GIanmire, last week. She had been dressed for a pleasure party. Curiosity led her to the kitchen where some preserves were in course of preparation. It is supposed she stood on the fender to see what was going on' and that a draught of wind blew her light garments into the flames. As usual the sufferer ran about—a footman and her mother vainly attempting to main, guish the fire. At length an elder sister, fourteen years old, hearing the screams' rushed from an upper apartment bringing a blanket wherewith she put out the fire. But the child was burned past recovery, and soon died.