15 JUNE 1850, Page 7


The squabble in the Dublin Corporation, as to who is or ought to be Lord Mayor, has at last received a settlement. The Irish Court of Queen's Bench had granted a mandamus to proceed to elect a Mayor, on the ground that Mr. Reynolds's election was invalid. Yesterday week, the Corporation assembled to do, or refuse to do, this bidding ; the opponent factions forming in battle array at opposite ends of the Royal Ex- change. Mr. Reynolds presided as Mayor de facto ; and, by a somewhat unwary tactic, Mr. Alderman Kinahan so designated Mr. Reynolds in challenging his right to preside. Mr. Kinahares party proceeded to elect him as Mayor ; but in doing so, they acted with some demonstration of intimidating physical force : for that cause Mr. Reynolds ordered the Police to arrest Mr. Kinahan, and politely remove him to the outside of tho building ; and this was done. The immediate results were, first, that Mr. Reynolds's party made a return to the mandamus that the office was already full ; while Mr. Kinahan's party returned the election of Mr. Kim- ban to the office ; and secondly, that for the erred of Mr. Kinahan, Mr. Reynolds was summoned before the borough Magistrates. The final re- sults are, that the Magistrates dismissed the complaint of illegal arrest, chiefly because Mr. Kinalian had admitted Mr. Reynolds's de facto mayoralty and official presidency over the Corporation meeting ; and that the Court of Queen's Bench has given a final judgment in favour of the return to their mandamus, that the office of Lord Mayor is already MI., by the legal election of Mr. Reynolds.

An important tenant-right meeting was hold at Belfast on Wednesday. The Music Hall was crowded by substantial farmers from all pude of Ulster; and the resolutions were moved and supported by leading Pres- byterian Ministers and Roman Catholic priests, in a brotherly cooperative spirit. The leading points in the resolutions were-

" The rights of the tenantry to the benefit of all their own improvements, past, present, and future ; the right of the tenantry, founded on their ancient custom, to a continued occupation of their lands, at a fair rent, as contradis- languished from a rackrent ; and the hearty approval of the meeting given to the proposed tenant-right conference in Dublin, and especially to the forma- tion of a tenant league for all Ireland."