The Freeman's Journal from Dublin, Dublin, Ireland on August 17, 1849 · 2
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The Freeman's Journal from Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 2

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NOTICE. TDWART) SERRY. when last fafewH of, was JLU at Knoxville, Warren County, or Mfion County, Iowa State, United States. T L , JAMES SERRY was at Fairfield, JefHrson County, Iowa Mate, United States. PRICES OF IRISH STOCKS PPRING THE WBEK. iiU. A. 0. VB1.. 92i 93jT 92 92? 92 WJ !$ 92JJI 92j saw 3pcr CtConsi 2i e perut St. S2M 193" ii. Annuities Bank Stock Miiceltoaeou. 1 8SookBwhang9. ninyntJ5wliw.irfl. Vt cklow Onoper Mine .. j 1 8H lrublln and Drogneda .... I 39 I 29 DUBLIN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1849. WHAT WE MAY EXPECT. The " ancient andloyal capital" of Queen Victoria is now reduced to its ordinary state. The bu?y and life-like hum which pervaded its majestic sheets dining the five days of the royal sojourn is now exchanged for silence and solitude. Her Majesty brought a momentary vitality in her train, and with her it has departed. She was "surprised" and " delighted" with the 'architectural . magnificence of her Irish capital, and these emotions were heightened by the respectful and cordial reception which every where greeted her. And truth to say, -her Majesty had a very narrow escape ; for if the advice of men, ignorant of the Irish nature had been followed, and if the firmness of others had yielded to the follies of authority, instead of being surrounded by the inhabitants of her " ancient and loyal capital," - Queen Victoria would have been ushered in amid the sabres and bayonets of her soldiery. It would be useless to speculate now on the consequences of such rashness and folly. Fortune favoured Queen Victoria, and the cmipdes armes was abandoned for the free and spontaneous homage of the citizens. ' Her ?'..W.B? Grey in his letter to Lord Clarendon, -which we print in another cblutam, experienced"'heartfelt satisfaction" at the warm and devoted loyalty and attachment to her throne and. person,, which -greeted her arrival in Ireland. And may we; not expect that a welcome so warm will produce its just , fruits in the royal breast? We have some hope that the memory of that reception will not pass away with the inditing of this letter of acknowledgment but that her Majesty will enable her Irish subjects to lay up a store of enthusiasm for her second coming. We augur much better of her Majesty than our predecessors did of her royal uncle. He paraded his cabbage head of shamrocks, laid his hand on his heart at every shout of the multitude, drank " all their healths" in a tumbler of hot punch, and promised a waggon-load of great things for Ireland, every one of which he right royally forgot when he returned to Windsor. Queen Victoria is composed of very different moral materials. She promised nothing, it is true, but still we look on her as the source from which many future enjoyments are destined to flow upon Ireland. " All her Irish subjects" deserved her affection and esteem. Such was Sir George Grey's last acknowledgment his letter to the Viceroy repeats the sentiment, and we trust that a?l will participate in the favours which may reasonably be expected from the control and influence of the Sovereign over her. ministers. She has not, indeed, seen much of the country or of its people. The cloud turned out its " silver lining" to, greet her. What she did see was the mere shadow of pomp and opulence; All put on holiday apparel such as it was to make merry in that week of pleasurable intercourse with the Sovereign. But under that garb there was a depth and intensity of national suffering which her Majesty did not.see. Sheis, however, toowellversedinthemodern history, of our country not to know that the flitting grandeur of the capital did not represent the actual condition of the people. She must have known that centuries of neglect and misrule, capped; by a-long, continuance of famine and sickness, could not but have, left their painful impress on the great body of her lrish subjects. She did not witness this social corrosion, for she was kept without the track ; but still she was aware of its existence, and the welcome with which she was received must have suggested to her tender mind the necessity of developing and culti vating, by all that legislation can effect, so many Btrong natural virtues.' There are many, questions vitally affecting the inr terests of the; Irish people in which her Majesty can exercise much , power. The church question will soto become the subject of national agitation. Here is, a vast fund available . for great national uses, and we must look for its just and legitimate application. The Catholics of Ireland cannot longer consent to maintain in injurious splendour an establishment fromwhich they derive nothing but contumely and insult Half a million sterling is far too large an efflux from the produce of the country to be paid every year to the ministers of the church with which they have no communion or sympathy. While rents, and rates, and taxes devour the poor man's portion, he cannot, without a pang, contribute another portion to an alien establishment. This gigan tic evil the Queen appreciates ; it must be redressed. And well might her Majesty recommend the consideration of this important question to her advisers; or, to relieve her from the trouble, why should not Sir George Grey accept the task, and inform his colleagues of thenecessity? He has sojournedamong tis, and shared in the applause ; he bowed condescendingly, and looked highly gratified at the reception of his royal mistress, as well as his own. Now, in return, the Home Secretary might represent the feelings and wishes of her Majesty, and lay before a cabinet council a catalogue of the wants of Ireland, and her right to the full and prompt redress which the undisputed loyalty of her people merits. The church question is only the first in the long account between England and Ireland. We might enumerate a long roll of rights withheld or injuries inflicted the settlement of the land question,-the restriction of the franchise, the ruin of our manufactures, the decay of our commerce, the neglect of our harbours, the non-development of such of our resources as fairly lie within the province of legislation, and politically the favour extended to Grangeism and Orange magistrates, which Lord Clarendon regards as a point of honour, and therefore is it to continue in the spirit of the league of 1848. All these, and many more evils of ancient standing we might reiterate for the hundreth time. Years have left them in all their hideous injustice and deformity. Their "infinite variety" is as txeBh; .now .as it was centuries ago. We would not, , however,, despair of redress, even did we not hope that her Majesty will Zeroise that constitutional control over her ministers which our polity recognises, and direct their attention to salutary measures for Ireland. We may be told that ministers alone are responsible to the country, and that the crown is a simple cypher. Of course, if the crown will forego the proper exercise of its prerogatives, and abandon the .people Jo, ministerial incapacity or ignorance, the constitution is fulfilled, though the character of the Sovereign may be thereby diminished in popular esteem. Her Majesty, it is well, known, is no mere constitutional puppet. She has a strong will of her own, and exerts it when necessary. She knows something of the dreary history of this country. She has felt the distress of its people, and it is not too much to expect that her personal influence should be exercised to stir the profound depths of ministerial inactivity. From her advisers, if left to the working of their own littleness, we. expect nothing but such notable reforms as the last poor law ! -oh, yes, they have a reserve for the next session of unmentionable importance the grand jury hatch ! TO CORRESPONDENTS. " A Patriot" must send us his real name and address before hi3 communication can he considered. THE QUEEN'S RECEPTION IN GLASGOW. We omitted to mention yesterday that our readers were indebted for the full and accurate report of the proceedings connected with the Queen's reception at Glasgow, which appeared in our columns, tb the courtesy of Captain Stokes, the gallant commander of the Viceroy, who, knowing the interest felt by the Dublin public on the subject of her. Ma jesty's tour,, kindly supplied the Dublin journals with express copies of the Glasgow papers. Captain Stokes, with his wonted zeal, expressed copies of the Glasgow Conner from Lambay, fearing that, owing to the state of the wind and tide, Mb vessel would not reach thi3 port in time. For bis attention to ourselves personally, and his consideration for the public interest on this and other occasions, we beg to tender Captain Stokes our warmest acknowledgments. HER MAJESTY'S . LEVEE CAPTAIN1 WILLIAMS. We would neither do justice to our own feelings, nor to the consideration for the public convenience evinced by Captain Williams, the Comptroller of the Household, did we omit thus publicly to express, on the part of the gentlemen connected with this establishment, our sense of obligation for the courteous and obliging manuer in which that gallant officer complied with every suggestion made to him which could facilitate the procuring accurate lists of the names of those who attended the levee and drawing-room. We regret to have seen a somewhat different sentiment given expression to by a cotemporary. -We are confident it must have arisen from accident, for it would be impossible that greater efforts could be made, or made more successfully for the convenience of the public pioss than there were made on both occasions referred to. 9 The Magistracy. Tho Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint James Sheil Dougherty, Esq., of Redcastle, to the commission of the peace for the county of Donegal. Miss Hayes intends to visit Limerick, her native .city, in November, and to give a concert for the poor. Th's admired vocalist is several of the nobility in the district to sojourn at their mansions. It is said that the two.Fcllows of Trinity College will not accept the professorships in the Queen's College, to which they have been appointed. Limerick Chronicle. REPRESENTATION:. OF Wjsstmeath. Mr. W. H Magan, one of the meiubors for this, county, is to accept the':Cbilterri-Hundreds. - When' a vapancy shall arise, Sir. John Eniiis, high sheriff of Dublin county, and a considerable proprietor in Westmeath, is to offer himself as a candidate. . Grouse shooting commenced on Tuesday, and tho moors and hills aro said to abound. with game. In the valleys partridges are represented as being plentiful, and pheasants aro increasing in number and vigour wherever they are well sheltered with wood. Hares are also plentiful throughout the country, Iu High Furness, we are informed that sportsmen were eagerly making out the haunts of coveys of birds, and anticipate excellent sport for a few days to come; and our friends at Broughton say that the moors of Ulpha and Bir-ker teem with game, which is stronger upon the wing than for many Geasons previously. -timtlerland Paapiet. ' Sir Robert Peel. Sir Robert and Lady Peel, with their youthful daughter, arrived in Perth on Wednesday, by the Scottish Central Railway, from Edinburgh,-at one o'clock, on their way to the right hon. baronet's shooting lodge, Ailean Aigus, in Invernesshire. The directors of the Edinburgh and Glasgow line supplied the distinguished party with a special carriage, for the better view of the country, but the weather vas very unfavourable, a thick mist covering the ground, till the train arrived at the general terminus. There a considerable party were assembled, in expectation Of the arrival, whbgavo the distinguished statesman a hearty cheer as he alighted. ' Lady and Miss Peel waited in the refreshment rooms till the carriages were got ready, and the right, hon. baronet walked about the station for upwards of half an hour, and courteously acknowledged ever' respectful salutation. -Mr. Bruce, of Kennet, vice-chairman of the Central, happened to arrive at the station by the same train, and conversed for some with Sir Robert. At two o'clock the party drove off from the ; station, taking the route through the town by Marshall-place; Prince's-stree.t, and George-street, to the Dunkeld-road, the same as on his last visit to" Perth with his Majesty in 1842. Caledonian Mercury. Silt John Fhanklin's Expedition. Accounts from the Sandwich Islands, dated the 20th of May, announce that her Majesty's ships Pandora and Herald were anchored at those islands.' It will be remembered that they were, .some time . ago, Instructed to search, id; the rNpHerri-.Pacifiii.tor the'itd,--venturous Polar navigator, in order to render succour, if such were required. , ' Lieutenant Heald. The following appears in the Sun, addressed to the editor : -. " Sir In allusion to your remarks on me as Colonel of the 2d Life .Guards, in your 'paper of the 11th instant, it is right that the public and you should know, that received Lieut. Heald's resignation, under his own hand, through . Colonel M'Dougal, commanding the regiment, and forwarded the same, according to my, bounden duty, to be laid before her Majesty with trie promotion in succession. " I remain, Sir, yoiir obedient servant, " Vane Londonderry, General, and Colonel 2d Life Guards. "Mount Stewart, Aug. 13, 1849." The Butler Divorce Case. We see it stated, on what we deem good authority, tbaj; tho terms of a divorce have been agreed upon by the counsel in the case of Pierce Butler v. Fanny Keinble Butler, satisfactory to both parties. Tho principal conditions are, that Mr. Butler is to allow Mrs. Butler 1500 dollars annually ; he to retaiu possession of their children (two daughters), excepting two months in each year, which they are to spend with their mother. The arrangement wa9 agreed to some weeks since both preferring it to a farther contest before the courts; and the daughters are now with their mother in Massachusetts, where she' purposes taking up her residences. Philadelphia Daily Neics. An Elopement Curiously Prevented A singular instance of popular morality was displayed a few days since in a city in tho south of Ireland, to which we do not desire to refer particularly, but which is remarkable for the strength of its military garrison, and the beauty of its fair daughters. A lady, highly-connected, and married to a respectable gentleman, conceived the romantic and very novel idea of eloping from her husband, and with a son of Mars. The lady and her husband had been staying at a very fashionable watering-place ; but suddenly pretending' that she stood in desperate want of a particular article of female dress, she left her unsuspecting lord, and returned to . She tlien ran into her house, paekod up a few " necessaries," ran buck into the street, and got on a car with her military Paris, and was dashing off to the railway station, when a young lady, a relation of the adventurous Helen, recognised her as she was flying off on the " wings of love," and called on tho virtuous populace to arrest hor flight. The populace, moved by the appeal, quitted their various occupations, flung asido the implements of their craft, and rushed after the car, which they soon overtook and stopped. They then seized the lady, and bore her off, in spite of her struggles, and took. the military heio into custody 1 Thus the affair rests at present ;, but whether the lawyers are likely to, be benefitted by the mad freak of the captured lady, remains to bo seen. Cork Examiner. THE FltEEMAft'S JOtfBNAJU TO THE EDITOR OF. THE FREEMAN. St. JarlathVTium, August 14, 1849. - Dear SiR-'-Of the continttous'and: steady progress- 'of -tho stream of charity, which; as you.'have well remarked in the last Freeman, has not been diverted from its quiet course by official artifices, ithe following catalogue .of recent . subscriptions for the relief of tho poor furnishes abundant' illustration.: . ... . Rev. John M'Loughlin, from a gentleman ia Derry ... ... ... ... Very Rev, Dr. Cook, Waterford, including five pounds from Very Rev. Dr. Banon, Philadelphia Rev. E. Kennedy, Clontarf L. Day, St. Austin's, Liverpool Anonymous, Gorey, Wexford ... .... Rev. Michael Sinnott, including one pound from Mr. Glennon ... . ; ... ... 41 0 0 11 '2 . 2 .1 : a Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walloh, Wolverhamptbn, -,-;. Anonymous, Manchester ... ... , l, 3 Miss '-Monte O'Connor, Kingstown X Y., Kings Court, county Meath ... . ' .... Mr. Albert Reardon, London ... . ... Rev. James O'Neil, London ... ... Private, Wexford , , ... ... ,,. Rev. G. Sheridan, P.P., Ratoath, Asbourne ,. Pat Oostello, Bsq., through the Very Rev, Dr. Spratt ... ... ... Anonymous, Kingstown ... Anonymous, Omagh ... ... ... A lady through tho Rev. Michael Gibson, Eaton-hall . ... ... ... ' ... Rev. Dr. Cooper, from the Rev. Mr. M'Carthy J Dominate ... ... ... ;Right Rev. Dr. Ullathorn, Birmingham . Anonymous, Liverpool ... James Crawly, Esq., Dublin ... 20 1 ''l-1 0 15 ,8 0 .20 i 0 0 ,8 0 0 0 10 1 0 In any country on the face of the globe but Ireland, from the prospect of an abundant harvest, one might draw the consoling conclusion that plenty was to bless its destitute inhabitants. Yet how many are at this mbmeii$ in this,!!!,, fated, land who' are looking with somewhat of the: feelings of Tantalus on the growing crops which they are forbidden to touch, and who are literally doomed to realise theripireof.ihe English . swain in olden times, " and .famished, dles arilidst his ripened fields." . . ' " '. ..v . - In this melancholy view of the suffering and sad prospects of thousands of our unhoused peasantry,,.alas 1 nought of fancy or exaggeration. This immediate vicinity, without travelling one mile from the precincfe of the town, supplies an unrefutable argument of the cruel sophisms iirrolved in the ministerial manifesto, that there was no longer any famine in Ireland. -; - - ;: ' ' . The public may recollect that from our local journal went forth a publication of evictions of tenantry, suid the demolition of theirhouses, and the dispersion of their families, and the hunger and nakedness of the desolate little children left 'without a roof to shelter them, as harrowing to the-Cbristian feeliDgs as any that even the ernelannals of. these latter years could supply. These things took place. in the neighbouring villages cf Cealmore and Chranfosk. It would have been amusing, if the subject were not so sad, to find that , instead of any attempt to rebut the ststemerit-of this widespread desolation, exception was taken to some real or apparent inacouracie3 in the details, as if cruelty 'would have lost all its hideousness, and as if the eternal ordinances of tho Christian law should have been superseded by the capricious enactments of landlord legislators, because, forsooth, not more than thirty cottages were unroofed,' and levelled, aad because not more than the average number of their inhabitants, say about one hundred and thirty were thown' roofless and shelterless on ; the -charity of neighbours, exhausted by the incessant and grinding action of four years', famine. With the proprietor or agent of those estates I ' concern. It is not with a view of establishing their, guilt or vindicating their innocence that I now dwell upoir this recent melancholy transaction. They have doubtless acted legally ; and wbilo the'law shields them in the work of demolition and depopulation, they may, no doubt, like many other liberal men of the present times, afford to undervalue the judgment of any other tribunal. I have visited those dilapidated villages I have counted on the spot those nionumouts of landlord ascendancy, as well as the names jaudjiiumbers their recent inmates I have seen the poor weaver with his cottage smouldering in i'uins weaving his ,: web ,of .coarse woollen under the canopy of Heaven, an . appropriate om.blem : of, the tni;.ery;.-.with which' -the thread- of his ' own' life-' was .woven, and have seen the little orphans with limbs 'attenuated-by hunger, striving to conceal themselves from the public gaao in those temporary dens scooped through straws and wattles, ' which certainly tho least fastidious of 'the beasts of the hold would not have chosen for their habitation. . Of those whose houses were thus demolished, some, had crops of corn and potatoes. Thoso .who were privileged to remain were, I am informed, obliged to promise to pay 'reht (lot only for themselves but the ejected tenants. To the ejected families then, all theluxuriant crops, the fruit of their' industry and self-denial, are quite inaccessible; and. yet we. are told by the Prime Minister who cannot be ignorant , of., this state of things, and who prorogued the parliament without proposing any remedy, that there is now ah abundant harvest and that there is no starvation in Ireland ! Of what advantage is it to those, more than a .hundred per sons and thisis buta sample of similar scenes that there ban abundant harvest approaching when they are cruelly interdicted to eat of the fruit. of the sweat of their brows? As long as the law furnishes :sueb. oppression of God's creatures, which in the most lawless state.of. society could not be surpassed, in vain will it 'be hoped that Ireland is on a return from the barbarous and emaciating depression into which, -tho double ascendancy of the 'landlord, and church establish- -merit corporations has sunk her. '. I have-the honour to remain, your faithful servant, . , . ' , . ,.; ';.. '. j i! JOHN, Arcjibishop" of Tuam. MONEY. MARKET,&c.-iLoNDON, Wednesday; Two o'clock. ThereTiasbeen no chance in the market-for Public Securities to-day, the-'fihal arrangement of the account being, the pecasioh-'c-f the greater portion of the busi"-: ness done. Consols have been . quoted from' buyers to sellers alt ..oaj.for- trie. September account, and 92f to f for present transfer. . The pressure of the Bull account is still keeping the market rather lower than it would probably have been. The.Three per Cents. Reduced 92 , the Three-and-a-Quar-ter per Cents. 93 f, Bank Stock, 199, Exchequer tills 45, 48, pm. , , There is no change in the disposition of tho public with, regard to Railway Shares, the prices of which still continue to go back. North Westerns have been done at 128i 9, Southwestern 88 8, Great Western 72 2, Midland'Bif,, and Caledonian 22$ . ';, i Quarter befoue Three Consols for AecoontpSS-.. Bank of' England, Wednesday. A general court ;of this corporation was held to-day for the purpose of electing a director for the remainder of the year, in the room of ihci much-lamented James Pattison, Esq., one of the venerated liberal representatives for the city of London. The court opened at eleven o'clock, and at the close of the proceedings, at four o'clock, John 0. Hanson,, Esq., the gentleman recommended' by the court of directors,' was declared to be unanimously elected. Military Savings' Banks. A return published by order of the House of 'Commons shows that the total number of military depositors in savings' banks on the 31st of Starch, 1848, amounted to 6,oG5, and the deposits received during the year ended 'on that'day, to the' sum of 45,8861 The amount withdrawn by depositors during the year was 34,494?., and the balance due bv the public on the 81st of March, 1848. 81,57'M. Foreign Sugau. The following numerous arrivals of foreign sugar took place in the English metropolis on Mrindny, from the places mentione 1 : The vessel C alder, of the United State, from Maianzas, brought 401 hogsheads and 375 boxes'; the Rosamoude, of Prussia, from Cunl'uegos, 587 hogsheads, 50 tierces, and 100 barrels ; the General Jones, of the United, Stateu, from Trinidad, 1,722 boxc3 ; tho Sylph, from Havannah, 428 boxes; the Samuel from Havaimab, and Mantauzas,.714 boxes from the former, and 1,199 boxes from the latter place; the Amazon, from Bahia, 573 cases, and 2 other packages; and the Euphrates, from.BIataiiiias. 1,950 boxes of the article. . Murder. On the evening of the 12th inst,, the body of a man (aged 66 years) named Michael. Banon, who resided near Lisaduff, was found in an angle of a , field, within two hundred yards of. his dwelling,. in a mutilated state. , There were several severe wounds on his head, apparently inflicted by stones, his abdomen and arms were black and disfigured, ind the pressure of a person's knees was Visible on his cheat. It is strongly supposed that the murder was .committed by a relative of the deceased, for the purpose of becoming inheritor oi his property, Banon having been a comfortable farmer; and of preventing' him from getting married, which marriage it appears to have been his intention to contract. Namgh Guardian. ' FRIDAY, AUGUST, 17, 1849. THE QUEENS VISIT TO IRELAND. Theollowing is a eopy of a letter : from Sir G. Grey received on Wednesday by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant : j . . - ' ' " Royal Yacht, 13th August, 1849.. . "-My Lord It is with, sincere pleasure that I'perforni the duty which devolves upon mo in obedience. to her. Majesty s .cqmmand.of expressing . to!..yo,ur.;Excellericy. at the close of hor Majesty's visit ,to Ireland, the satisfaction which she has derived from her reception in that part tif, tKe United kingdom. and from' thd gratifying evidence' which universally presented itself, from the time of her Majesty's: arrival in Corkto..iknt of her departure from Belfast,: of - warm and devoted loyalty andr attachment to hef throne and personj and' of afiectipn for every branch of herfamily: : The circiimstahces, which have attended this visit cannot'fail . to strengthen the. deep interest which your, Excellency is aware has long been felt by her Masty in all that concenra the'happiness and'welfare pf her Iri.Hli'notmle. ' 11 Her Maieety . rejoiced , to observe among the multitudes who enthiisiastically greeted her' appearance, the ' absonce'of all distinction of class and party, and she indulges tho hope that (he feeling elicited on this occasion may, amonc all her faithful subjects in Irelandjthat union of heart and affection , which' - is ' Essential ' to the prosperity of their common country. , , ; . -' ' '" I'am furtber commanded to assure-you.of the satisfac tion with which her Majesty remarkedthe general regard and esteem entertained for your Excellency:'which''haveiheen so justly earned by your able, judicious and impartial discharge of the high trust confided to you., j . ::'--.- " I am, with great truth and regard, my Lord,.your Ex cellency's obedient servant, . V : (Signed) ., , . , " G. Grey.' ' r '-. FASHIONABLE INTELLIGENCE The Duke of Devonshire is expected to leave Bolton Abbey next week, on avisit'to his extensjve estates Ireland. i1 :'.';' -; ' The Marchioness of Normanby has left London for the British-Embassy at'PariB; . ': ' : ' .,. . . ' ' The Marquispf Abercorn arrived at Barpnscpurt m,attendfiicB)nneilalestV.: ' : ' '",: ;;: ;. -The Eart--'atid3G Hornby; Esq.., are stay.iiig.' at ' Wss'e'l?! Castle. ' ' '''- V"lt-.V-"--'.'Vr.,i.--t Marriages i.V Tliciii . LiFE.-TAi'.,.matrimonial alliance 'is about to be celebrated O'dallaghan, youngest sister :df AeJ.'iU'i1i,l!Mjn 'Lismbre, and the. Kev. Thomas Sratt;-' ;ifi solemnised in the course of the preserit;to'6rithi Or Wednesday, morning irere married at the Limeriolf CathedraTj by tlie' bride nnnln. the.-Lord Eitzeerald and- Vesey, ihe Hon. lewis A. Orant, bf-Grant, ton (rf".alorSH40l0ta',?' the late Robert G. JIaunsell, Esq., and granaKdsugBteri'OKtne late Standish Grady, of ., Elton, in,-tat;jCoun.ty, Jisq. -.Alter-?e ceiving tho' congratulations of t,'end8afldrelatiLyes:the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Grant left foir , Dublin,', cn roiJleito-Gastle fimtit.: the residence of the Earl of Seafleld, in Invernesshire. AmongBt, the party as sembled to witness the ihteresting ceremony were the Earl nnd GounteES of Seafield, the IiOrfl FitzGerald and Vesey, the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. James Grunt,' the Hons, WeM. Letitia. and Elizabeth Vesey- FitzGeraldi Col. and Mrs. F. Maim ell. Mr. and Mrs. Rowley, Mr. H. Maun sell, Mr. and MissEfans, Captain Massy, Lieut. MaunseH, 85th, See. &o. THE QUEEN'S VISIT- TO SCOTLAND. ' 1 . Perth, WeDxNksday Moknixg. Her Majesty and suite dined at an early hour, after their arrival at Perth yesterday afternoon, ;the royal party having had but little opportunity of enjoying any refreshment after leaving- for Glasgow, early in the morning, the quiet anchorage at Roseneath. Shortly after dinner her Majesty took by surprise the crowds which were, still .lingering in the streets', by proceeding in an open carriage and four to. lake an airing in the beautiful grounds forming tho South I'nch. In the royal carriage there were, in addition to her Majesty, his Royal Highness Prince Albert and two of the ladies in waiting. In a carriage behind followed Sir G. Grey and other members of the suite, the ro.val children, not joining in the ride. Having ridden round the South Inch, and for some distance in the direction of Stra- theam bridsre. the roval nartv returned to the hotel.-. A few houses were afterwards illuminated, but with this exception there was nothing in the streets by ten o'clock to' indicate that royalty was once more a denizen m this ancient capilal. This. morning the roya! party was, astir at an early hour. Balmoral is about sixty miles distant from Perth. Although half the distance might have been accomplished by railway, it was arranged: that her Majesty and suite should post:'froin Perth into 'Aberdeenshire. ;The weather wiis exceedingly favourable. . Her Majesty, and suite1, took .their; departure shortly-aftei eight h.-m. - !-'-'-- '-- -' ; ;',:." ' -The college, which fonsisfed of soVeVal' carnages, took the road to Cuper Ai'gus;-; Thc Queeh seemed much refreshed sfter having rested for the riighi, and -faS -apparently iu.:"ex-callent spirits at tho-'- prospect" of-ah" early termination to her circuitous and fatiguing journey, and of having butlived tho wear and: tear of so many' -public processions and receptions. She seemed to . be very much " tanned," from con-stunt exposure to sunshine and. tempest. Prince Albert looked'in the best of health and spiritsfaM the royal children , excited much interest as the cavalcade drove rapidly by.; ' In a few-minutes it was out of sightv and 'the busTnessbf life' speedily resumed its accustomed 'channels, in Perth; Aiid this completes the-public progress. f her-Majesty.' Frpni' Perth, her progress' assumes the ' character ;of,. a . private -journey. ' SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. . ROSCOMMON RACES. Stewards Captain T. H. Plasket, 31st Itegiment; Edward William Bray, Esq.,'31st Regiment; Francis Sutherland, Esq.,-Scots Greys; and Patrick Dignan, Esq. . Tlirouah the exertions of the inhabitants of the town of Ros common this meeting was .revived on Tuesday, and considering,! the state of the couutiy, went oft witb, ponsideraqle eclat, a lair sprhikling'of fashioiittbles' being, present. ,the .racing, though, confined to ,'only one event, afforded, '. from the severity rwitli which it was contested, ample amusement. . .-The Roscommon Stakes of five sovs-. each, with 80 sovs. added by the inhabitant's of the town of Roscommon weight for i age.; three yrp. old, 8st ; four, Oat 7lb; five, Sst 121b ; six and aged, ltlst. Maiden horses, &c, ailowed'.'aa follows: Three y'ra. old, 4Hb ("four; Tib five, Mb ; 'six and aged, 1 Jib ; half. , bred horses allowed 7lb. . Heats, one mile. and.a-half. ' ...... . Mr E J Irwin's b m Novice, 3 jm (P Dncle) ... ... 2 -1 1 'Me Persse's ch c LordGeorge, 4yrs ' ' ;.. ' :.. 12 3-Mr Russell's br.o, Brother to tbe.Arab Robber, .4 yrs . .. 3 3 2 Mr Denia's b g Gallnlean, 3 yrs . .. . ... .4.' 1...4 Mr Corr'S b g Paddy "Vl'hacl:, aged . :.' ... . . 0,0 0 BIr Smith's b m Princeas,: aged ;.' ' .. .". 0 0 p : First' beat-1-The Earoiiess and Paddy Whack ran together, in :front a mlle, wlien: they were beoten, antj the others continued close together to, the distance, Where the' ifovice andtbroj George.singled out, the latter winning -cleyerly-A length.' ;' Second heath-:Lord George made severe .play; Novice waiting to th distance, where she reached him,, and,, after a' splendid .race. won. by, half a.iength : ;.'. : ;; Third heat Brother to the. Arab Robber made the ninriinir, .hut was at tiie, finish cleverly, defeated. by. the Noyice. lord George an indifferent, third. . -: , ... ' The second event advertised did not make a race, two bona horses only having.been. named, for it, and-as the conditions required three, the stewards gave the money fora handicap on:Wodnesdtiy. , ' . ' ' - . ' - ' ' Grouse SnoOTiNO. Shooters ' who, boasffitheteacquairi- ,tance With London gun-makers, and who talk of their feats in. the shooting galleries,- and of , having slainpigeoris'at'Batter-' sea, and pheasants in my'Ldrd Battue's preserves, are.'woe-fully disappointed on1 their arrival in .the north. It toa'y hot be out of place to enumerate some of . the causes of their.dis-appointroent all ofiyhich cannot bo provided'against,., but : the men tion of them may put the stranger on his guard, and he will do well to provide against such, of them as. be may ttiink rwill else inconvenience himself. He is out of training and canhot walk. His equipment is incomplete. His pivots are choked up. His caps will not fit. His wadding and cartridges are cut for a gun of very different gaiige. His dogs, never having seen any Other winged game than partridges and pheasants, Will not point grouse ; they are wild, not. being any longer under the eye of the keeper; one of them scours the country half a mile in advance, and the other will not suffer a. bird that can be put up to remain on the ground ; on.being thrashed, one of them turns sulky tho other dashes . away full cry after sheep. Birds are wild, and the shooter lias no shot larger than No. His shoes are thin, and cling to his feet like so much whit-leather.. It is excessiveiy hot, be is overladen with shot, and his India-rubber gaiters will not absorb the perspiration nor suffer it to evaporate ; his stockings, are consequently soalted with wet. His hatis heavy it will neither resist wet nor is it ventilated. ; He is, when the sun shines, half roasted, and, when clouded, half starved ; or he is lightly clothed, and caught in a thunder-shower. Hewears thin stockings, and is footsore. He is lost in the mist for want of a guide, a pocket compass, or a previous intimate knowledge of the localities, and in advertently becomes a trespasser, when a glorious row ensues, ending, perhaps, in a struggle for the eneroaebcr's fowling-piece! The beau ideal of a sportsman, as regards dress, is oftentimes carefully studied the new-comer is inevitably marked by some absurdity m this way, but is ioul ememb'le s soon metamorphosed amongst bogs, berries, and peat-holes, and he .is too late made aware, that ho ought to have bestowed , a thought upon his comfort and convenience, rather than on his' dress,: If he does not tire himself by walking beyond. his strength, probably over useless -traces, m me eany morning, ne most elleetuwiy. accomplishes -that object in the -hot sun at noon, and is not only rendered incapable of following up the.spqrt'in' tfii 'afternoon, but he feels exhausted the next morning. trom the i'jtf'mi)fe ':FS'.irf;(WH'.''' FOREIGN - INTELLIGENCE. , (Froni the London Papers of teeterdat.') t FRANCE. s Wedrieaday-bbirtg the" anniversary of the birth of the Em-peror'Nttpoleon; a lowma99 was celebrated in the morning in the Chapel of the Invalides, in presence of he President of 'the Republic and the ministers. Had tho Emperor lived, he would have this day completed- his 80th year. As it is, the Parisians are honouring hia memory bv hanging bouquets'and wreathe ot immortelles tipon the column in the Place Veridome. We had (says the correspondent of the Morning Post) been promised a gigantic review to-day in the Champ de Man, but rumours had been noised' abroad , that an an attempt would be made to remind the troppsthat this Was the fete day of their Emperor,-and that it would be a favourable: opportunity to call upon the soldiers that his nephew was ready to accept his imperial diadem. For this reason the'review had been postponed. The Socialist' papers, Eclair, of Pau, and the Bepvblieam dttGard, have been acquitted, by a jury of o charge of sedition :instltatsisat- t'-thete'by'ttrAtoi-QffliewL. ' liss been seized; under a charge of provocation-given to the land -and'' seat forces for the purpose of turning them away frem the obedience which, they owe to their chief. A mnrderwas comrfiSttedat three o'clock on Tuesday morning close to the barrack .iu the Eue. Neuye' de': tixembbrirg, bysman-inlndente :a person with;W;hbni';te had long lived iri "habits of Iriend-ship. sMagniey approached ha . through-his bodyi ; The unfortunate man 'iwas conveyed to thev neireBt hospital, jwh'ere . KisHw be Wortali TliB'mufdepjr pleads ' in, tu ; justification that the wounded inan; alt&ough ' 'JeaiB and the father of a family,' had srfuiWMiiey .wife : : ;' : A private -in' .the-; distlnguished cbrps' of the. Chasseurs of Viucennes Was sentenced to-death by court-martial in Pans, on Tuesday, for haying striickbis sergeant. ' Tt'is announced says the (Mrresp'orident.of the Times) that the President of the Republic is completely recovered from his late indisp'os'tibn. On Sunday night1 he was attacked with all the symptom's of cholera'. He suffered still on Monday, but fortunately the danger has passed away.' '.:''On-ibJs salecC;-tniC!iio& correspondent has the following: : . ,', ; ; -: ' . : Pasis, Wednesday MoBNG.r7-Tlie ministerial papers of last night and this morning announce in the most positiye term's tbat the PresBent Of the Repubiic has. completely ;re-n'-iromhia'Aceiit 'iin8dtioa,'' 'iqd . that, hjs . heth was BO &mpletely ' re-establfehed yesterday as to enable him to preside as usiiil ' at 'the '. W same answer' Was given iastf-nt','tt"'ill 'inqm "at the Palaco of the Elysee. I think: :jit; right, -'lip'st. Aat hotwithstaridin'6 theSS-bffibiat arinbuhcemeSi'tl '6jthe Ptince's recovery' thfereirVumorira of btifiilt.yMM''i6i!l-Uit4 ta'"iJ'jttie doings inthe1 EiyyeeiHil-'aW yesteraayirerai abuattermfee- itefhobhi 'J Heas' jikejtoitfi'lio.iit andthep'ioMi niiilbtes administered: East niirhUat eiirht 0 clockjyie :W5S:!atherbtter; btft-Stulnot out ot .danger. The pw8ident'8.eompltet ffl'ofad His attack attwb'fcldck'yestietday na:jBMiea and vomiting. These dangerous :8m'iishe)4.' by strbnkidbses' 9-if0iiiA'1i&Sm Si?a$ nrbstratiori- 'arirf' nervblft-:'deni)6eentsdl' This 'is 'the . Second attacks h'e'has1 had of tK'sUme'kind:'1 At" Havre, on Suiiday riight,'!ho' Wais':tlrtt'''tiMnvMl:'but 'still he insisted on reeeiving deputationsreviewirig ifatiohai Guards, and hearing addresses, Sc., under a brSiimg 'suS. The consequence was, that on his return-to Paris" lie .was gieatiy weakened both by illness. and fatigtie. ' ' ,.' .":.! '. '",-; i i Incendiary fires have becbmo 'nlamin France, especially in the -'departments Sf tfie 0fi5mei and frsere.'. At LavMure; '-on the Ttfif' 15' houses were burnt, and accounts have just-been received 'from' Grtnqble, which state that the greater part bf 'the tbwh of Ciemieiix is destroyed. The fire lasted two days, and the principal streetis , 'redueed to ashes, To day being tho fete o the Assumption, and a close holiday, the Bourse i and public offices were ''shut.,',.' , PJS. The answer at the Palace of the Elysee at lO o'clock this morning is that " the President is much better, and that he is going to mass." The judicial examinationof the case of M. Pierre Bonaparte is terminated.' By an order of the Chamber of Council, issued yesterday," that representative is sent before the correctional police under a charge of voluntary blows and assault. The case is to come on before the sixth chamber on Eriday. The Droit says that fil. 1'ierre lionaparte, m reply to the interrogation of the examining magistrate, asserted that the word imbecile was pronounced, and that it was m consequence of this insult that he struck M. Gastier. GERMANY". AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY. . The rumour of the defeat of the Russian grand army, which appears in the Presse, is somewhat confirmed by the accounts which were received in Vienna on the 10th,1 by the respective manoeuvres of Georgcy and Paskewitsch. It appears -that Qeaei'.GfaltajMi '-hbn-fixta-tsotitto Logons on tho 22d ult., found that the place had been quitted that very day by General Georgev s rearguard. He conu- his pursuit of thb Hungarians on the 23d, but lie soon found- that he had lost their track,: and it was but ou the following day that they fell iu with General Georgey at Gomer. It was then found that the Hungarians, to the strength of 30,000, had taken up a strong position on the heights ofMisb-kolz, on the left bank of the Sajo. The Russians advanced to the onset,, and a series of battles eiianed on the 23d, 24th, and zotn ult.y m wbiofi ..tne1 tortune of ,war was equally divided between tKe coiribatants; ': bat on-: the 26th, General Georgey, -whose manoeuvres axe wont - to puzzle his anta gonists, quitted his positions,; and marched in the direction pf Tokay. . Part of the Russian army was then left behind'at Mezn Kovesd, and General Grabhe marching in pursuit of Ueorgoy crossed the ineiss at iissa r ured, by way of rorosslo. lms march'was one ot extreme difiiculty and danger: for the morasses between Porosslo- and. the Thoiss cover many miles, and.lbe bridges and all-other means (if communication had been destroyed by the Hungarians. At length the Russians, though in a sad plight, succeeded in gaining , the left bank of the Theiss, in spite of the opposition of 2,500 Honveds, and a few troops of Hungarian horse; A pontoon bridge was then constructed, ,and the whole Russian army crossed the river, leaving their baggage behind, and commenced forthwith to throw up,entrenchtnents around the position which' they had Another account also dated Vienna; 10th August, is as follows: In the course of the day Prince Orloff arrived there from the head-qiiaVters of Paskiewitsch. '; Rumours became prevalent as soon as the Prince's arrival Was knbivn that Georgey had been defeated by tne Russians, and a bulletin announcing the dednitivo triumph was momentarilyexpecfed. Inash'ort time, however, it was ascertained that Orloff wa3 the mesr sngerj'nbt' of victory-, but of defeat. Paskiewitsch', it is con-fiden'tlystatedhas -been entirely .'rout;;';'No'',buUtiit'.MS published,, and - at the time our despatches were sent Off the dttails'Vf'ere "still'uhlcriowir.' .'.' '.;, " '; . " "- . ! The most recent official publication was a bulletin aboint the earlieroperafltiiis of 'Paskiewitsch. "It poibta. in most vivid colours the eSfficulties wliich the Russian arrhy has to struggle with in Hungary. One almost feels, a pity for these poor Russian' soldiers, .floundering 'in'.ttie.nwriiasj,'.awept'.'by the enemy's grape from'the.' vro0d3 on the other side. ' ' The crash ot tne uuruiug uriuge, ;;nu ifiic. juyiui.u.Hwr vti tuo luagyars after "midnight, the breaking of 50 -Hussars into the camp, wihile the deedweary soldiers were asleep, and the bolting d the artillery horses, which cteates such-immense confusion, and wounds 16 men all compose a striking picture in little of this tremendous war, so replete with interest. , ;The Morning Herald correspondent in a communication .plated Pails, Tuesday. jRvsning, sinya.--. ,, ;' i unaerstana tne reports received oy tue government from their own sources, relative to the war in Hungary, continue to be most favourable to the Hungarians so much so that the Russians appear disposed to negbciate for an amicable settlement. On the other hand, the court of Vienna has, it is affirmed, addressed itself to Prussia, and invited the assistance of that power, which the latter, under pretext of saving her Polish 'provinces from the spread of insurrection, is described to be ready to' afford; ''..' : From the western' theatre of war we learn that the defeat of the Austrians before.Comoni was more and more serious than was at first supposed. The Magyars are swarming through the whole country far and wide. They already stand between Wieselburg and Hochstrass, have occupied Szer-dahely, in the Schutt, and northwards by Neuhausel, have thrown a bridge over the Neutra. One thing at least is certain,, that they have not withdrawn yet into their fortress ; on the contrary, the corps ; destined for relieving Comorn, in case of need, the strength of which cannot accurately be given, iS'partly oh the right bank of the Danube, partly in the Schutt. It is not true that the Hungarians have advanced to Parendorf. Gallicia.Cracow, Aug. 8. The town was nearly evacuated by the troops, who havu almost all marched from Hungary; the passage lasted not far short of a month. Many arrests have been made in Lemberg, and several Russian officers hai e been conducted through as prisoners to Warsaw, to be tried there by court-martial. ! Polish FnoNTisn, August 5. Major-General Paul Ajtsandrowjof'the suite of his Majesty the Emperor, as also Count Kankren, have been sent to the army in Hungary on a special mission. The former , has gone to the theatre of war in the north, and tho latter to the south as far as the corps of General Ludcrs, at Bucharest. Both are said to be cliarged with the most positive orders to make every arrangement Jbr an immediate' termination of the campaign in Hungary. The Emperor knows too well that the season : favourahle,;fo. carrying on :the war in Hungary with advantage terminates with the nvoath of August, and consequently tuac unless sometuni., uewrc cummu uy iuw. imperial troops within the next four weeks, it will be expedient to "withdraw the main portion of the ;army, and to be content with the occuDation of erae places. : The i?orA, adds!-'' The immenja namlwr of-troops ; sent by Russia against Hungary may be inferred from the fact that not only have the Guards been sent from St. Peters-burgh, but large bodies of merrffrom the remotest parts of the Russian empire." ft The Approaching MAnaiATte of Hk M.vjesty the Emfbuor Ebancis Joseph Viemia, A dg. 13. The visit of her Majesty the Queen of lJrussia. to Pillnitz,, and her return to Sans Souci with Prince John of Saxony, his consort and daughter, appears to have reference to an event which oromises equal happiness to both the royal families Wi are informed on the best authority that thr Emperor Eranciahas demanded in . marriage the elde t daughter of Prince John of Saxony, Princess Maria Augusta Frederika born January 22, 1827, and that the negotiations are already terminated. It is further announced that the eldest son of Prince John, presumptive heir to the throne of Saxony, Prince Albert Frederick Augustus, is affianced to the Princess Charlotte, eldest daughter of Prince Albert of Prussia, born June 21st, 1831. These two alliances will form a vet closer union between the reigning families of Austria, Prussia, andjiSaxony. German Papers. , GbaInd Duchy ok Babes. We learn from the German papers that the insurgent chiefs, Neff and Tiedemann, were executed at Eastadt on the 10th and 11th instant. VENICE. The Archbishop of Paris has addressed a long letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the subject of Venice. The reverend prelate expresses his disinclination to meddle in the tempWa! affairs of nations, but says that he 'eon-idera the case;of Venice as a question of justice, of humanity, and of civilisation. - After expressing-his opinions as to the justness Of the claims of Venice on the consideration and sympathies of Austria, he proceeds as follows: Austria refuses all concession and all promise of a constitution ; she no longer listens to the timid representations of the powers; she refuses to negotiate. She will only dictate to the rebel city the conditions of its present and future existence. And what are those conditions ? Are they ad missibleare they tolerable ? Is there anything in her conduct towards Venice in which tho slightest generosity is to be seen ? Does she not impose on that-unfortunate city the necessity of choosing between dishonour - and despair ? To surrender at discretion and unconditionally to burden the people with an enormous load of debt under which they cannot fail to fall to drive from the city 500 officers of the marine, with their families, and to send them without resources into exile to select amongst tho first citizens forty victims to whom the pardon of this amnesty shall not be applied to re-establish an unbridled and unlimited military despotism, with an indefinite state of siege, accompanied by daily executions and arbitrary taxes : such it is said are the conditionsof Austria; this is the manner in which she punishes crime hi a people who dared at a particular moment to take advantage of the state of Italy and of some favourable circumstances to remember their former existence, audt t wish .to be themselves again. Venice cannot accept such conditions, and she is resolved to bury herself beneath hec ruins , rather-than' subscribe to them. Can France, can civii)BEur6pe permit them to be imposed ? There is then no longer any union, any mutual responsibility between nations ! There are rio longer above secondary rights the eter-naliones of- justice and of humanity .' There are no longer auy ol the inviolable principles which guarantee the dignity and liberty of a people ! I am aware that the answer of political men will be we have only two plans to adopt either to allow Austria to abuse her victory, or to declare war against her. Policy shrinks, and perhaps rightly, from adopting the latter course. I for my part believe that there is a middle course to be pursued, and that the influence of France might be used to a certain point without the effusion of blood. France is powerful, and may use lofty language when, apart from all private interests, she makes herself the defender of the weak and the oppressed. It is a part which beccme3 Erance, and in my opinion England also. If these two powers were to act in concert in the matter, would Austria, notwithstanding her own obstinacy, long resist V Would she threaten war ? Wonld she seek to make fresh enemies when she finds so much difficulty in resisting those which she already has ? That she would push things to the last extremity, if required to do anything dishonourable to her, may be comprehended ; but when she is onlj' asked not to be too cruel and too inexorable towards an unfortunate people, become by the force of arms and the play of revolutions an ..integral part of her empire, who can credit that she will obstinately refuse it t This wont is worthy of France. Evil be to the government who shall witness with a dry eye the agony and death of a vanquished people. What does history already say, and what will posts i'.yfor ever say, of these ivho allowed the destruction and partition of Poland? Venice, doubtless, is of less importance, but tho right of a small state, is not less sacred than that of a large one. To labour for the salvation of Venice, or at least to prevent its total ruin, would be also worthy of the minister who at this moment directs our foreign affairs. His heart, so noble and so open to tho inspirations of true liberty, must be filled with sympathy for such misfortune. Let him not allow it to be one day said that the French diplomacy under his ministry did not make a last effort to stop the perilous designs of Austria, and save tho Venetian states from a complete loss. I do not speak of tho promises made to Venice, of the hopes that have been held out to her, and. of the- support eves whichlias been given to her. I only speak of Erance, of the interests of her glory and of ber dignity. I speak also of the glory of a minister who i3 dear to us. I conjure him to turn his eyes towards the Adriatic, or rather Venice. There are in that city envoys from Vienna rejected and abandoned. Let him come to their aid, let him take their interests in hand, , and he is sure to acquire imperishable claims to the gratitude of all who love justice and hate iniquity." - ITALY. Accounts hav been received from Bologna of the 8th inst., which state that the Austrians have shot the Abbe Bassi, one of Garibaldi's followers, who was taken on the previous day. They have also shot M. LevTaghi, one of Garibaldi's officers, who was taken at the same time with the Abbe Bassi. Bassi was a native of Bologna. M. Levraghi was a native of Milan, and had been in tho Austrian army. He was therefore shot as a deserter. The executions took place on the morning of the 8th inst. Garibaldi has not yet been taken. It is said that he has succeeded in again embarking, and that he has escaped to Chioggia, and from that place to Venice. SPAIN". " Our accodnts from Madrid are of the 9th instant. Messrs. Pidal and Mon were said to have sent their resignation to the Queen. A letter from Malaga of the 1st announces that troops were marching from different parts of Andalusia to LaRonda where they were to be embarked for Melilla, the Spsnish government having resolved to chastise the Moors of the neighbourhood. Hokncastle Faie. This, the largest horse fair in England, chartered for ten days, commenced this week, some bargains having been struck on .Saturday evening last. There has every day since been large arrivals from Scotland, Ireland. and other parts; the ages of those most in demand were colt?, &c.,.ati from three to six years old. manysuch selling very' high, although not so manyl'rench, Belgian, and other purchasers from the continent as attended at the two last Horncastle fairs. We heard of several pairs of carriage horses to match,3 making from 160 to 200 guineas Splendid hunters going at from 80 to 100 guineas each, not yet broken in ; those intended for ordinary riding or driving at from 50. to 701 ditto ; ladies riding ditto, 30. to 40. ditto ; pair for carriage ditto, 40. to 80. ditto ; good hacks also disposed of at remunerating prices. Nearly all first-rate animals found purchasers. Cloughjordan Fair. The above fair was held on Monday, the 13th instant. The quantify of stock offered for sale was not as large as on former occasions,- and was of a very inferiordescription. The demand was limited, their being but few buyers Milch cows sold from 31, to (SI. 10s. ; heifers (2 year old), from 2?. 15s. to 5. ; lambs, 12s. to 15s. ; wedders, 25s. to 30s. ; pigs, limited supply, and sold at 48s. per cwt. A Street Paved with GoLD.r-The San Francisco correspondent of a New York paper gives' the following story: We had a very interesting gold fever on a small scale a few days since, in our very midst. It seems that some keen-eyed genius, in travelling through one of the street?, saw lying on the ground a piece of gold. Stooping to pick it up he observed some more, and as he still continued at his occupation all the greenhorns gathered around him. In half an hour tho whole street was lined with gold seekers, and strange to say, all were finding some. Yes, the " yellow mica'' scattered in our very streets. The eager crowd soon attracted the attention of our citizens, and a variety of opinions were, m is usual in such cases, expressed. Many became quite, enthusiastic, declared that San Francisco was resting on a gold mine, and threatened to bring pick-axe and shovel and dig, to the great detriment of the public streets. One man did actually do so, but after wheeling his dirt and finding nothing in it, gave it up. The knowing ones soon solved the mystery. The fine particles of gold can be found in every street, and are the sweepings of the stores where gold is taken in exchange for goods. The excitement lias died away, and tbe'town has assumed its usual quiet, if there is any such thing as quiet in San Francisco. Death of Adam M'Clean, Esq. It is our painful duty to record tho death, on the morning of Tuesday, the U th instant, of Adam M'Clean, Esq., one of the oldest and most respectable of our fellow-townsmen, in the 83d year of his age. He had come into town, from his residenee in the country on Saturday last, to witness the reception of her Majesty, and shortly after his arrival was attacked with apoplexy, which terminated fatally, after an illness of three days' duration. Mr. M'Clean was one of a class, of whom few now survive, to whose intelligence and enterprise, at a period now nearly half a century remote, Belfast is under lasting obligation. He was for many years one of the commissioners of police, a situation iu which he wasplaced by the confidence of the inhabitants; and in the early history of tho Belfast Academical Institution, his name is found most frequently upon the list of its managers or visiters, as it is there associated -with those of its earliest and most zealous frieads.- Nwtftern Whig.

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