21 NOVEMBER 1840, Page 4


Dr. Dickenson, the incumbent of St. Ann's, Dublin, and Chaplain to the Archbishop of Dublin, is to be the new Irish Bishop. lle owes this important preferment solely to his merits. We believe that he is not only unconnected with any menthers of the Government, or their supporters, but even unacquainted with any of them, excepting those whose duties fix them in Dublin. Ills claims are his talents and his virtues. Ile is one of a class of clergymen uncommon in England, and still more rare in Ireland, who belong to no faction or clique. Ile has shown his politics only by the support of every liberal measure and of every useful institution. Ile was an open and strenuous advo- cate for the comprehensive system of cdnemion introduced by the Education Board at its commencement, when the success of that great experiment seemed scarcely to be bola], and when its defenders were the objects of a High-Church and Orange persecution, even more general and more bitftr than that by which thay are now assailed. In the prominent situation to which he is now elevated, he will he a worthy associate to Archbishop Whately and Archbishop Murray in the glo- rims conflict which they are waging for the people of Ireland against the violent and prejudiced of both persuasions and of both countries— against the Exeters of England and the M`Hales and Beresfords of Ireland.—Morning Chronicle, Nov. 17.

Several meetings have been held in Dublin for the purpose of encou- raging Irish manufactures. A new " Irish Board of Trade" has been formed, which holds weekly meetings and receives subscriptions for furthering this object. The subscription on the first day amounted to 1501. Several manufacturers state that their trade has greatly im- proved since the exertions of the Repeal Association to encourage Irish manufactures. It is stated, however, that the frieze jackets of the Repeal uniform are mostly made at Dewsbury, in Yorkshire. Strong suspicion is entertained that the shopkeepers pass off English goods as of Irish manufacture; and it has been found necessary by the Associa- tion to adopt measures to prevent the imposition.

For some time past there has been a violent schism among the Tories of Dublin. The Orangemen of the Corporation are inveterate against Mr. Shaw, the Recorder, for having recommended the settlement of the Irish Corporation question. He has been long the subject of abuse; and lately many letters have appeared in the papers from Professor Butt, one of his great antagonists, who charges him with treachery to the Corporation. In particular, he was charged with having induced the Tories in the House of Lords to support the measure. Mr. Shaw defended himself against this accusation ; and Lord Lyndhurst was written to by Mr. Butt, to confirm the charge. Lord Lyndhurst, in reply says- " I recollect, 1 thia, very distinctly, the conversation to which you refer. There were reports in circulation of ten intention to reject the bill, or to postpone it to next session. It was with reference to this state of things that Mr. Shaw said, that by postponing the bill we should prolong and embitter the dissensions which already prevailed among the Conservatives of Ireland on the subject of this measure; and that the effect would be to breakup the Conservative party in that country."

Mr. Butt and his friends consider this letter conclusive against Mr. Shaw.

At a public Repeal dinner, which was given in Ballinasloe on Thurs- day last to Mr. D. Browne, M.P., the Chairman refused to propose the health of the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, and proposed in its stead that of Lord Normatiby ; which was drunk with enthusiasm.

The Dublin Pilot of Wednesday estimates the numbers to whom Father Mathew administered the Temperance pledge in Dublin during three days, at upwards of thirty-three thousand.