7 JULY 1855, Page 6


The accounts of the potato crop are very favourable : there seems to be no rumour of disease as yet, but the reports are of "the glorious aspect of the potato-fields."

There was a tremendous thunder-storm in Dublin on the night of the 29th. Three persons were killed by the lightning : a girl who was sleeping beside a woman who perished was dreadfully scorched.

The affair of Mr. Edmund O'Flaherty was revived in the cue of Richard- son v. Gregory, tried in the Dublin Court of Queen's Bench on Saturday. It was an action on a bill purporting to be signed by Mr. W. H. Gregory, late M.P. Mr. Gregory pleaded that the bills wereforgeries; and the Jury, after hearing the evidence, gave a verdict to the same effect.