19 DECEMBER 1840, Page 3

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Mr. Kirwan% the coneervative c.nelidate tor )Iavo, retired from the

contest a few (las e before the eleetion. The rem.ott 11,, is. that his Comminute, after ee itiees!leation of the preemt etane ef the registry. came to a reeolutiom dent from its defective state it would he highly im- prudent on the present occasion to disturb the county by a contested

election. Mr. Cavendish was still in the field, but without the slightest chance of success.

The Conservative papers in Ireland make loud complaints of the outrages committed on the electors who voted for Colonel Bruen at the late Carlow election. The Carlow Sentinel says, that a daughter of one of Colonel Bruen's voters was dragged out of chapel during mass, and beaten. Other parties, it is said, went to the cottages of the voters and threatened to burn them and to murder the inmates.

Mr. O'Connell has accepted an invitation to a public dinner at Dun- garvan. He was to attend a public festival at Cork last Wednesday, and is to be in Dublin, to recommence the Repeal agitation there, to-day.

A meeting of St. Mary's parish, Dahill', was held on Friday, to con- sider the best means of promoting Irish manufactures. The meeting was very numerously attended, and derived additional importance from the attendance or the Duke of Lobster and the Earl of CharLemont. The first resolution was moved by the Duke ; who, however, desired it to be distinctly understood, that he was decidedly against any exclu- sive system, which should compel the purchase of Irish manufactures whether good or bad. His object was to improve the manufactures of his country. The Earl of Charlemont expressed the same sentiment--

"I am old enough to recollect that many attempts were made to promote Irish manufacture ; and that they all failed, simply because they proceeded on an exclusive principle. Depend Lill it, it is wrong. A resolution or determi- nation to support only certain goods, or one particular thing, or a certain price, is wrong. and can neWr succeed. Let me see, as I trust and expect and am sure I shall see, Irish manufmture distributed to the public, such as the public will approve of, and at prices that the public cats afford to pay ; and let me not see that attempted to be dune which can never be done—manufitc- tams forced into a country."

The resolution which he coneluded by moving recommended union and vigour to overcome the difficulties with which Ireland is oppressed, and pecuniary sacrifices for a time in favour of Irish manufactures. Other resolutions were agreed to, stating that the promise of temperance, the internal tranquillity of the country, the new law for the support of the poor, and the extension of public works, gave good grounds to hope for the increase and permanence of the trade and manufactures of the country both ffireign and domesiie.

A public meeting for the encouragement of Irish manufactures was held at Waterford on Thursday. The requisition to the Mayor to con- vene the meeting was signed by Lord Huntingdon, Lord Carew, Sir It. Musgrave, Mr. Thomas Wyse, M.P., and a vast number of gentlemen connected with the county and city of Waterford.

The Kilkenny Journal contoins a long report of a very stormy meet- ing, held on Wednesday at Thomastown, assembled for the purpose of witnessing the expected installation of Commissioners, in pursuance of the 9th George IV. :Me Bracken, Recorder of Kilkenny, objected to the election of the Connnissioners, on the plea that they had not com- plied with certain provisions of the act ; and moreover, that they had not been regularly proposed and seconded. 'l 'he truth of these state- ments was denied ; but, notwithstanding this, the Sovereign vacated the chair, and retired " amidst the groans and hisses of the meeting."